Sunday, October 21, 2012
I have never really stopped to consider what truly motivates me. Aside from the drive to meet the basic survival needs of my family. What is it that moves me from the desire to succeed to actually executing the plan. What drives my life.
I read an article in the local paper recently. The article was of an interview with a woman, a highschool teacher and her ten year battle with cancer, which at the present time, was at it's final stage. The woman announced to her family, friends, co- workers, and students that 'it' was over, that she had reached the point in her treatment where there was....no more treatment. I was moved by the candlelit vigil her loved ones held for her. Everyone getting a chance to tell her in person their tearful goodbye. As she sat in her chair; wrapped in her blanket; with wet eyes she said something I am not likely to forget. "Even at 45 years old, I can honestly say I've had a GREAT life. I am leaving with no regrets."
I felt as if I was hit in the chest!! Can I truly say that if I were at the end of my life, I have NO REGRETS? Sadly my answer at this moment would be NO! I have lived a life of that has been most sedentary. All of the things I aspire to do are yet still ahead of me. The article didn't make me contrary, instead I was motivated!! I can put things into perspective...What drives me is the idea that in the end I will be able to look over my life and say I have no regrets.