I haven’t been blogging much lately. Life sometimes gets in the way of the things we like to do. I like to write. Sharing thoughts that, I hope, others relate to is somewhat cathartic. We all get bogged down with the things we need to do. We all have responsibilities with family and other things that sometimes feel overwhelming. I’ve gotten to a place in life where I’m reflecting. At times, I wonder, if there is a “next life” who and what would I want to be. What have I not done that I will leave this world regretting? I have come to a place where I think that one of the greatest sins is not using the talents that God gave us. We have all been blessed with talents and abilities that we push aside because we have to make a living, raise a family, clean the house, take care of parents, and a host of other things. What will be held accountable for? Will it be that we didn’t have a clean enough floor, or that the laundry wasn’t done, or that we didn’t earn enough money? I have a feeling that it will be more . . . did we love enough . . . did we waste the talents that God gave us . . . did we try to be the best human beings we could be? When I was a kid my parents always said that if you borrowed something you needed to return it in better condition than when you received it. Shouldn’t life be that way? This life we have is borrowed time. Shouldn’t we strive to leave the world a little bit better place because we were here? If we can add music or art or goodness or kindness or most of all love isn’t that what we are here for? If we squander our gifts . . . maybe that is our greatest sin?