I, for one, have wasted a lot of time. Time which was spent being upset, angry or sad for reasons such as the house isn’t clean, the laundry isn’t done, or the dishes aren’t put away. Time was also wasted when my feelings were hurt or something didn’t go according to my plan. Like a petulant child, I pouted.
If only I had some of this time back. I would focus on the joys in my life and no longer waste time on being upset at such small things. The cleaning will be done. My family will love me, even when I am irrational or quiet, in fact, they want to help me. I want to spend more time laughing and having fun. As I look back, I realize that time flies and life is way too short. Soon, my children will be out the of the house and I will be faced with retirement. A part of my life that I thought I had years to deal with and is now right around the corner. This old dog is learning another new trick: stop being upset at the petty things and gain happy time. The treat will be the laughter and happiness of my family and friends, not to mention the longevity of my life.
Is it possible I have just lengthened my life by making this revelation??