By filling in the Life Revisions sheet, adults can evaluate for themselves what things they might like to have changed in their lives, or would still like to change, and why. This sheet can also be a tool for intergenera-tional discussion, and a way to pass down life lessons without being heavy-handed.
No one can put all the time they want into every area of their life – family and friends, work, education, leisure, health, community. We all have to make choices in our lives. We put more time into some areas than others. And most of us have regrets. We wonder, "What if I had…?" It's how we come to terms with the choices we've made and prioritize our values that matters in the end.
For each item on the Life Revisions sheet, circle the most appropriate number. Once you've gone through all the items, see how many "0s" you have (same) versus
"-2s" (much less) versus "+2s" (much more).
In general, how content are you with the life choices you've made? Why did you make the choices you did? If there are many items for which you circled "much more," where would you have gotten that extra time? What areas of your life do you feel most strongly about? Why? Have you lived your life according to your values? What do the choices you've made in your life say about your personal values?
Based on this self-evaluation, what advice would you give your children or grandchildren? Why?