Saturday, December 14, 2019

Woulda, Coulda, Shouda

There’s something about the Christmas and New Year’s season that makes us nostalgic—remembering holidays from the past.  The passage of time also makes us reflect on our lives and how we have lived.  Researchers from Cornell University questioned hundreds of senior adults about their most common regrets in life. Caitlin McCormack summarized for espresso blog “Older People’s Most Common Regrets.”
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·        Quitting school
·        Not taking career risks
·        Working too much
·        Not pursuing dreams
·        Not eating healthier
·        Not having kids
·        Not pursuing dreams
·        Not saving enough money
·        Worrying too much
·        Cheating on a partner

None of these deal with one of the most important pursuits we need to face in life.  What is our destination after this earthly life is over and how are we preparing for it?  Reaching the end of this physical life and realizing we have no relationship with God and are totally unprepared for the end, is a sobering thought.  The Christmas season is the perfect time to examine our faith in Jesus Christ, and to determine to take necessary steps to grow spiritually.

94-year-old Ophelia White from Ruston, Louisiana realized that her faith was not rooted and grounded and she didn’t have a personal relationship with Christ. She was baptized and began a closer walk with God.  She regrets not pursuing this path earlier in life.

It's never too late to reconnect with a church, get a devotional book to read in the new year, call someone who is ill to cheer them up, pray for God’s direction, share your faith journey with a neighbor, or give generously to a charitable cause.  Be proactive in facing the future and trust God to give you the strength for the future..
Thank you for another year of reading my blog musings.  2020 will be my eighth year to write. As long as you keep reading, I want to keep writing. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from 
Two Late Bloomers.


  1. Very good blog Frieda. Merry Christmas to you.

  2. Lovely post and encouragement. At first I thought...oh here we go, another list. But YES...the most important work we do on this Earth is have a relationship with Jesus. See you in eternity!

  3. Dear Frieda, I have so enjoyed your blogs. May you, Charles and your entire family have a blessed Christmas and New Year! Oh by the way I officially retired on 12/9! Praise the Lord !

  4. Frieda, thank you for this blog and your insightful way sizing up the situation with so many folks our age. It is our privilege to direct them to Jesus...
    Carleen and Ken wish you two a blessed Christmas. We love you!

  5. Thank you Frieda for your work and for being an example to all of us on how to live a blessed life. Merry Christmas to you and Charles and your family. Looking forward to 2020.