Life really is short. Sounds cliche I know, but anyone who has grown up and watched a parent age, or a child go from baby to adult at warp-speed knows how fast it goes. When I talk with some of my elderly clients, the one regret that seems common is that they wish they'd spent more time with their kids and friends. They wish they had developed stronger relationships.
At the end of our lives, it's not the "things" we've amassed that we're going to want to be surrounded by, it's the people we love. I have watched people leave this world miserably and alone, while their family tosses everything they don't personally want out onto the lawn for other people to buy for pennies on the dollar. And I have watched people leave this world surrounded by a ring of loving friends, children and grandchildren telling tales and sharing memories of their loved one, not worried at all about the reading of the will.
Death is the perfect statistic- 1 out of 1 of us dies. But how many of us really live? The statistics might shock you. Regret sucks. Don't wait. Live life NOW...this is when it's happening, don't let it pass you by. Call a friend, a loved one and spend time getting to know them again. Rid yourself of unnecessary stress and clean out the junk in your life while there is still time. Give your treasures to your children while you are healthy enough to watch them enjoy it!
Just my opinion!