Looking back on my life, I see many things I wish I hadn’t done and some bad habits I wish I hadn’t started. The main things I regret is are those that caused pain or unhappiness to others, even though the majority of those times I hurt others were unintentional , there were a few I did with the intent to cause harm. I regret them all, even my worst enemy is my friend in my heart and even though I have forgiven myself and be forgiven by grace I still feel the need to express my sorrow for my hurtful deeds of the past. I was hurt far more times than I have caused hurt in my youth and to those who hurt me I send forgiveness and my best wishes. Besides bad habits and poor choices in my past there are things I either chose not to do or never had the opportunity to do that still wears upon my mind. Mainly never having children of my own and my stupid mistake of leaving high school before I graduated.
Looking back on my life I see the many good things I did and the joy I had found with the few friends I had been blessed with. The good times we had and the times when we were sad. It all added up to help make me the person I am today. All the right or wrong choices, the good and bad I had done to me and the good and bad I had done to others.
Live and learn they say and I did just that. I have come away from my youth knowing a lot about myself and others, I have learned what is not important and I still am learning about those things that are truly important. I pray I shall have many years to live in order to learn, love and experience those things I haven’t yet experienced.
The past is to be learned by not lived in, the present is the moment we need to focus on and the future is but the result of both our past and present.
- The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying (collective-evolution.com)
- I Am Who I am – I Are Who I Are (glittershits.wordpress.com)
- Overcoming Self-Doubt (jasmineballard.wordpress.com)