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08 Jun 2011

No Regrets

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I was perusing one of my favorite blogs, Smacksy and came across a post which led me to this article about people’s top 5 regrets from their death beds. ┬áRuss actually mentioned it to me the day of my dad’s unveiling and lovingly remembered the one and ONLY regret my dad imparted to him on my father’s last trip home from the hospital, ten days before he died:

“My one regret is that I’m not going to get to see the next season of Breaking Bad.”

You can deduce one of two things from that statement. Either my father was incredibly selfish and didn’t care about anything or anyone in his life and could only think of a television show in his last days. OR my father lived every second of his life to the fullest, embracing those he loved with compassion, understanding and deep love and spending his time with those he loved the most, only working enough to live comfortably and enjoying all the fruits of life.

I can assure you it is the latter.

So try to start today to live your life the way it is meant to be lived. Realize that you can’t do it every second. We all have back slides, we all make mistakes, we all get impatient and angry, we all wish for better. But take a tip from my dad and love the people in your life with all your strength. Spend your time being as happy as you can. Yes, we have to work and there is a daily trudge through life we all must endure, but in those moments between… Live.

Russ and I have the Breaking Bad dvd’s and we have to start watching. I mean, according to my dad, it’s a damn good show.