Saturday, September 18, 2010

Regrets

I always admire those people who say they don’t have any regrets in their life.


Regretfully, I have regrets. You know those things and/or actions most of us wish we wouldn’t have said or done.

For the most part, I’ve learned from my mistakes and moved on. That being said, even though I’ve learned from my mistakes there are still some I regret.

Perhaps forgiving yourself is the key to avoiding regret. Then again some mistakes should have some type of price to pay.

How about you, do you have regrets and if so have you worked to ‘right’ them?

13 comments:

  1. my ONLY regret is not finding a healthy way of life sooner! I spent so many years depressed, out of touch, not enjoying my teenage/college years and that is SO horrible for me to think about. Better late than never, I found myself sophomore year of college, met my husband, settled down and have two beautiful children and a husband to share life with :) Now I NEVER want my children going through life overweight, depressed, feeling worthless...EVER!

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  2. I can honestly say I have no regrets. Everytime someone ask me this I think back and everything that has happened in my life has shaped me into the person I am today. And I like who I am, I like where I am in life and I know that every decision, every mistake has led me here. So it's hard to regret actions that have led me to such a wonderful life.

    Does that make sense?

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  3. I would say I have no regrets. Everything Ive done that would be considered a mistake was something I wanted to do at the time for some reason or other. Even though it was not the best thing to do, I have to say that at that point in time I was doing what made me happy and thats all I can ask for is that I remember that my happiness is important too. So with that being said, I just remembered something else Ive done that could be considered a huge regret if I was a regretful type of person.....all I can do from that mistake is learn and move on.....great subject to speak about though!!!

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  4. I've got regrets...I am working on learning from them and not making those mistakes again.

    Sadly, they have a lot to do with trusting people. I believe all people are genuine and good. If I could just learn from my husband...he believes all people suck until you prove him wrong.

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  5. Regrets is something I have thought about lately. I have regrets! I think we all do. It is how we deal with them that counts. That is what I need to work on. I can hang on to things and that is not healthy. I hope you are well TV! Great post!

    Mama Hen

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  6. I think a lot of people would rather not admit to regrets, because it would be an admission that we'd want to change whatever little thing we regret. If you change one thing, then everything else from that point forward may change also. Does that make sense? I regret that my husband and I didn't make smarter financial decisions earlier on in our marriage because that has put a hefty strain on our marriage and lifestyle. We have truly come this far by faith, and just like the song says, faith will lead us on. -E

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  7. I have one major regret in life. It's something that is passed and there's really nothing to be done. Sometimes you just have to let them go.

    I used to think it was really important to live a life that didn't cause me to regret anything. As I get a bit wiser, I'm pretty sure that's impossible.

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  8. I am what I am because of the good the bad and the ugly that I have experienced...however, if I were given another chance to do things over I wouldn't want to repeat those painful mistakes so I guess it's a toss up!

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  9. I do have regrets. Isn't that a bummer. Just one main regret. I haven't quite figured out how to overcome it, but it's something that I know God has planned for me. In his time! :) I guess, that's how I deal with it.

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  10. I do have a few things that I regret and I think it is because I have not forgiven myself for those things. I don't know if I ever will but I try. For the most part I don't have too many thankfully!

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  11. Again, it goes back to one's perspective. If you have the mindset that what's in the past is simply that, and realize that the only thing that can be changed is yourself & your future, it's easier to take those "regrets" and make something more positive come from them.

    Regret is a difficult concept though.

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  12. OH, how interesting, I've been thinking of doing a post about regret. I have always been a person that didn't think I had regrets. But, now I do. It's more about regret for what you have NOT done that I feel as I get older.

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  13. What an awesome discussion about regrets. I regret not joining in sooner :) I think everyone has regrets at some point in time. They either move through them or stay stuck in them. I'll always do what I can to move through them. Like right now, I'm regretting something that causes me to stay stuck, so I'm hiring someone to help me think through some issues and process them better.

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