Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention…Frank Sinatra, My Way
As children, we’re pretty good at setting boundaries. One of the first words we add to our vocabulary as children is “no”. However, as we grow older, we replace “no” more and more with “yes”. The result? Overbooked calendars and no time for the people and things that truly bring us joy.
We must relearn the power of “no” to the things that don’t matter so we can say “yes” to the things that do. If you’re like me, you’re inclined to say “it ALL matters” – but in reality, it’s not true. Setting boundaries is not an easy or comfortable thing for most of us to do, especially if we’ve never made a habit of setting (or enforcing) any. But they are necessary for our well-being.
The time is precious I know…Culture Club, Time (Clock of the Heart)
We want to be able to be generous with our time to the people we love – and that includes ourselves! Being able to be fully present and give our full attention to our priorities will help us feel fulfilled and will prevent regrets later on.
No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other.Matthew 6:24, NLT