I don’t recall exactly where or when
but I remember a very wise Old Moneyed friend
who shared words of wisdom that over time have stood:
“Live your life without the word ‘should’.
If you ‘should’ do something do it now and do it well,
for what’s tomorrow bringing? No one can tell.
And if you’re tempted to judge, it’s best to back away:
That a person ‘should’ do this or that, is not yours to say.
So set a lifetime’s flame with ‘I will’ and ‘We did’ and ‘It’s done’
Let crackling deeds stand against life’s setting sun;
Let it blaze and burn regrets with an everlasting wood:
Feed the fire with the timber, “I should…I should…”
- Byron Tully