MercyMe's "Dear Younger Me" came on the radio late one night this week while I was driving and it made me think. It's a song about someone who wonders what he'd say if he had a chance to talk to a younger version himself.
It made me wonder the same thing. Several things came to mind.
I'd tell myself to stop waiting. Stop waiting for the girl. Stop waiting for the right job. Stop waiting for people to call. Then I'd tell my younger self to act instead, and accept what's in front of me.
I'd also tell myself that time moves quickly, so you have to step into each moment and be fully present because it seems like one minute, you are 22 years old and the next, you are 52. The music you are listening to will be on the classics station, the movies you love will be remade, and some of your friends will move on.
Finally, I'd tell myself to never take good health for granted because there's coming a time when I won't always have it. I guess I'd also tell myself not to play in that church softball game on July 15, 1997, because you'll get injured and you'll spend the rest of your life working around that injury.
How about you? If you had a chance to talk to a younger version of yourself, what would you say?