I said, that I would not change anything in my past regardless of any regrets.
This was not because life was perfect and without regrets.
In fact, I said this because if I changed even one small thing than absolutely everything could change.
I was recently challenged to rethink this statement.
I did and I stand behind it.
There are things in my past that I wish I had not done.
There are things in my past that could have led me into a very different journey. I would change these things if I absolutely knew for certain that my life’s outcome would be the same even with those changes.
However, this poses a problem.
I do not believe that my life would be on this particular wonderful journey, and with this particular appreciation for the wonderful people in it, had I not lived the joys and disappointments that I have.
If I had life to live over, would I make different choices?
You bet your sweet bippy I would.
To me, this is a different question.
If I was starting life over again I would not know of the wonderful joys that were waiting for me on this end.
In my life, I do have regrets.
There are regrets for not always staying on the path of good health. Regrets for losing relationships that never should have been lost. There are also regrets for not finishing things I had started. Additionally, for not starting things I should have finished. Finally, for starting things that I never should have.
If I think even further then there are regrets for a myriad of other things.
To dwell on regrets is an unhealthy thing.
Once I have examined my past choices and experiences, I must learn from them and then move on.
I do not want to drown in the quicksand of regret but rather live and grow in the soil of life.
I wish the same for you.
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13 thoughts on “A Life With Regrets”
Moving forward is the only way to GROW. Love this reminder. 🙂
Yes, we must keep moving forward.
Great post and I love that last statement.
Thank you very much.
Oh, boy! Do I have regrets. But every step led me to my amazing husband and the child I love more than anything. Wouldn’t change a thing— well, maybe a few stock market picks…
LOL – a few stock market picks. 🙂 Ah, but even that one little change can change everything.
Love, love, love this: I do not want to drown in the quicksand of regret but rather live and grow in the soil of life.
I refuse to live in regret, however, if I could have a do over, I would change a few things, but not many.
I love this post!
Thank you so much, Kim. Plus I am so happy that you are shunning regret.
“I do not want to drown in the quicksand of regret but rather live and grow in the soil of life.” Elise, I love that statement. Is it original with you, if so, we need to make a quote out of it?
Yes, I wrote that myself. Thank you, Kathleen.
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What a wonderful message. We all have regrets, but these regrets take us to the point in life we are now. I agree, we must learn and move on!
Thank you for your comment. Learning from our past combined with our past experiences brings us to where we are and without that what do we have?