Got Regrets?

By Marianne Clyde

I’ve been thinking about regrets lately. You know, the ones that niggle in the back of your head when you least expect it.

The thoughts about how I made mistakes as a mom, wondering if my kids wish I had done things differently; of course there’s the way we handled the divorce…always could have been better.

The thoughts about if I had made a different decision here or a better action there. Those things all float around in my brain…and they probably float around in your brain too. (Not the ones about my divorce, of course, but I suppose you have your own regrets.)

Well, here’s my thoughts on regrets. Everyone has them. They are part of the past. Hopefully we’ve learned from them and make different choices now. Our entire life is just one big learning experience. I think the point is to do our best, grow though hardships, learn new ways of approaching life through the mistakes we make, and as we get older, allow ourselves to love more, forgive more, resent less, worry less and learn to be grateful for everything.

All those niggles: they make us who we are today. If you don’t like the way they make you feel, you can simply change them by changing your perspective. 😘

Action Step: If you find yourself obsessing about regrets, take a moment to think about what good came out of it? Did you learn something? Did you make new friendships? Did you lose something that wasn’t good for you anyway? There’s always something to be grateful for. Always. Keep looking.

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