The biggest regret that I carry with me at this moment is the fact that I did not get to see my dad before he passed away. I saw him at Christmas and that ended up being the last time I spent time with him. When I share this regret with others they try to make me feel better by telling me that life gets busy. Of course it does, but that does not change how I feel.
There were weekends where I could have travelled to the farm and visited with my dad but I chose to do other things instead. One could say I had no way of knowing he was going to pass away when he did, but I always knew in the back of my mind he was not going to be around for long.
For this reason I should have made the time to spend with him. All I can do now is make sure I spend time with family and friends, living my life the way that would make him proud. I do not want to have any other regrets like this one because it is too hard to live with. Some parts of life are out of our control, but how I spend my time and with whom is one part of my life that I can control.
For a list of the 25 Biggest Regrets in Life, visit www.forbes.com/sites/ericjackson/2012/10/18/the-25-biggest-regrets-in-life-what-are-yours/
Thought of the day; Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?
Quote of the day: Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.- Swami Sivananda