They say time flies
I believe it. Forty years I've roamed this earth. Forty. 4-0. Sometimes I reflect on the past. Sometimes I wonder how my life would be different if I took a different path. I wonder if the path would've still led me here. Now.
What makes life worth living? When you reflect, what do you think about? What's missing? Wish you would have done something differently? Wish you would have spent more time with someone? Wish you would have done something more? That's what you value. That's what gives you pleasure, what makes your life worth living. Do THAT. You can't get back lost time, but you can focus on the future and make the best of it. The future will be gone before you know it, and you'll be reflecting on it. Make your life count.
Truly LIVE your life
Slow down. Live in the moment. Cherish the moment. Cherish the person you're with. Too often we find ourselves worrying about the past or the future. Why are we in such a hurry to get nowhere? Your children are growing up. Spend time with them now. They'll be gone sooner than you think. They'll never be kids again. I spent a lot of time with my kids. A lot. I still wish I had spent more time with them. They're becoming independent now. That's the natural order of things, but it still hurts. I want the best for them. That includes letting them go; letting them grow up.
Devote your full attention to the person you love. Life is but a fleeting glimpse--a single breath of eternity.