REGRETS

OFTENTIMES IN LIFE, WE FEEL REGRET.  PERHAPS WE HAVE NOT BECOME THE PERSON WE IMAGINED OURSELVES TO BE.  PERHAPS WE HAVE HOPES AND DREAMS WE NEVER FULFILLED.  MAYBE WE WISH WE COULD SIMPLY PRESS A BUTTON AND DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.  WE THINK OF MANY THINGS DAILY WE MIGHT HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY OR HANDLED DIFFERENTLY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, WE DON’T GET DO-OVERS.  AS I WRITE THIS, I THINK OF ALL OF THE TIMES I HAVE SHARED A DAILY WISDOM WORD WITH YOU, AND HONESTLY HOPED IN SOME WAY IT TOUCHED YOU OR PERHAPS YOU IDENTIFIED WITH MY WRITING FEELING A CONNECTION IN SOME WAY.  WE ALL CAN ALWAYS TAKE A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE TO LOOK FOR REGRETS.  TO OFTEN IN LIFE, WE WAKE UP ONE DAY AND REALIZE WE ARE SIMPLY TOO OLD TO DIG OUT A CRINKLED BUCKET LIST.  IF WE COULD GO BACK, WE KNOW WE WOULD DO IT A DIFFERENT WAY, BUT WE CAN’T.  ALL WE CAN DO IS HOPE THAT IN THE DAYS THAT FOLLOW, WE DON’T CONTINUE TO WASTE TIME.  I THINK THE LAST THING WE ALL WANT IS TO LOOK BACK AND SAY, “IT IS TOO BAD I DIDN’T DO THIS OR THAT LIKE I ALWAYS PROMISED MYSELF I WOULD.  HOW DO WE GET OFF TRACK, TO BEGIN WITH?  I THINK WE DON’T REALIZE FIRST OF ALL JUIST HOW FAST TIME PASSES.  IT MOVES ON SO QUICKLY AND HONESTLY, THE OLDER I GET, WITH LESS STRUCTURE AND PRESSURE IN MY DAY, THE LESS I FEEL I GET DONE.  I THINK WITH THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, AND THE NEW STRAIN OF THE CORONAVIRUS-19, WE ALL HAVE MORE TIME TO CONTEMPLATE OUR LIFE ALTOGETHER.  AS WE GET OLDER, IF WE HAVE CHILDREN, WE SEE THEM GROW UP.  WE FIND OURSELVES LIVING VICARIOUSLY THROUGH THEM WARNING THEM OF LIFE LESSONS IN ADVANCE THEY PROBABLY WILL NEED TO EXPERIENCE FOR THEMSELVE.S. MY POINT IN ALL OF THIS, IS FOR YOU TO FEEL DIFFERENTLY THAN I DO AND NOT FEEL THE NEED TO DO A DO-OVER.  WE WILL NOT EVER MOST LIKELY GET THOSE “DO-OVERS” SO WHAT WE CAN DO IS TO LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST.  I OFTEN WORRY MY GROWN SON AND DAUGHTER AND HER FAMILY TAKES TOO MANY CHANCES.  YET, BECAUSE OF THE RISK/REWARD BENEFIT MOST OF THE TIME THEY GET LUCKY.  I NEED TO FEEL I AM NOT STEPPING OFF A LEDGE TO LAND IN AN ABYSS.  I NEED THE SECURITY AND INSURATY OF KNOWING THE OUTCOME.  THE THING ABOUT LIFE WE ALL LEARN IS THE BEST OF PLANNING OR AVOIDANCE OF LIVING LIFE ALTOGETHER DOESN’T GUARANTEE THE CHANCES WE WOULD TAKE REGARDLESS.  LET US TAKE A LOOK AT THE WEBSTER DEFINITION FOR REGRETS AND THE DAILY WISDOM WORD DEFINITION.  WEBSTER DEFINITION OF REGRETS-1.  FEELING SAD, REPENTANT, OR DISAPPOINTED OVER SOMETHING THAT HAS HAPPENED OR BEEN DONE, ESPECIALLY A LOSS OR MISSED OPPORTUNITY.  2.  A FEELING OF SADNESS, REPENTANCE, OR DISAPPOINTMENT OVER SOME THINGS WE SIMPLY CAN’T CHANGE.   DAILY WISDOM WORDS DEFINITION OF REGRETS-THE FEELING OF LOSS EXPERIENCED OVER THINGS THAT WE HAVE CHOSEN WE MIGHT CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY IF WE COULD CHOOSE AGAIN.  I MUST BE HONEST.  It’s HARD TO BELIEVE I AM 56 YEARS OLD, AND SO DIFFERENT AS THE YEARS GO ON.  MUCH OF WHAT GOES ON FOR ME NOW IS AFFECTED BY THIS PANDEMIC.  I HAVE AN UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION AND A FEAR OF GETTING THIS VIRUS.  I HAVE TO WONDER IF REGRET ISN’T FELT ON A GLOBAL SCALE RIGHT NOW, ON JANUARY 11, 2021 WITH WHAT HAPPENED THE FIRST WEEK IN JANUARY WHEN OUR SENATE WAS SIMPLY CONFIRMING THE ELECTORAL VOTES CERTIFIED BY EACH STATE.  SO MANY SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN HAD SIGNED ON TO OBJECT TO WHAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A ROUTINE PROCEDURE.  INSTEAD, A RIOT WAS INCITED BY OUR LEADERSHIP AND ASSAULT ON THE WHITEHOUSE.  IT IS TERRIFYING.   THERE IS ENOUGH REGRET TO GO AROUND FOR EACH PERSON WHO HAS BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS.  I FIND WHAT HAS HAPPENED A SYMBOL OF THE VERY DEFINITION OF REGRET ON A GLOBAL LEVEL.  SO VERY SAD TO LOOK BACK STARTING EACH SENTENCE WITH, “I WISH I COULD HAVE OR WOULD HAVE DONE XYZ DIFFERENTLY.  SOMETIMES WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT OUR REGRETS ARE CHOICES MADE FOR WHAT WE FEEL WE ARE CAPABLE OF AT THAT TIME, AND THAT WE MAY NOT BE THE ONLY ONE REGRETTING A CHOICE WE MADE SINCE SOME CHOICES WE REGRET DO INVOLVE OTHERS.  THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING ABOUT REGRET TODAY.  IF YOU LEARN ONE LESSON FROM ME, TAKE THE REGRET LESSON WITH YOU SO YOU DON’T WAKE UP OFTEN WISHING THINGS HAD BEEN OR WERE OR ARE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE CHOSE.  MOST OF YOU READING THIS WILL BE YOUNG ENOUGH TO “GO FOR IT” WHENEVER ONE OF OUR DREAMS COULD HAVE A POSSIBILITY OF FLOURISHING INTO REALITY.  WHY WISH DIFFENTELY AT ANOTHER PERIOD IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU EITHER FEEL IT IS TOO LATE TO CHANGE THINGS YOU WISH YOU HAD DONE, OR YOU ARE NOW TOO AFRAID TO TRY.  I OFTEN DON’T FOLLOW MY OWN HEARTFELT ADVICE BUT KNOW I WOULD NOT SHARE THIS ADVICE WITH YOU WITHOUT ME FEELING PRETTY SURE OF WHAT I SUGGEST.  THANKS AGAIN FOR READING, SAMANTHA LEBOEUF/DAILYWISDOMWORDS.COM

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