My nephew sat with me having a beer after a family holiday party – he is in his 30’s and I am mid-50’s – the conversation was fun and light-hearted. We reviewed the happenings of the day and generally caught up with each other’s lives.
Our family is close knit and we have great respect for the “elders” (of which I may or may not fit into that category … depends on who you ask). Anyways, the younger adults will at times ask questions or start conversations trying to gain some wisdom or start a debate. In the past I would blurt out answers and defend my opinions going on and on.
Sure enough, this evening was no different.
The question came ……… And I had to stop and think. Of course, you have heard this question launched a million times to others and you listen to their answers. But tonight I could sense my nephew was asking from his heart and looking for MY answer.
He asked: “Would you change anything if you had to do it all over again?”
After several minutes of serious thought, I looked him in the eye and said, “Yea, I would.
I would have Smiled More!
He raised his eyebrows a bit, shook his head and said .. Yea!