Friday, July 30, 2010

Is the glass half full or half empty

Is your glass half full or half empty with regrets?

I was out to lunch with my girlfriends when the question came up. "Do you have any regrets?" I thought and thought. My girlfriend quickly came up with her answer. She lost a brother at the age of fifteen. He was hit by a car while skateboarding. He was supposed to go the movies with her, but never showed up so they left him. This is her biggest regret. Again, I thought and thought what do I regret or wish I could change. There are so many things that I wish I had done and didn't. However, at the same time if I had done them it would changed the course of the way my life has turned out thus far. I have regrets sure. And I would like to think that I can still change things if I want.

Here's what I would do if I could go back in time. I would ask my father's advice on stocks and bonds and starting a retirement portfolio, before he passed away. I would have finished college. One day I'll go back. It's something I think about all the time. But for now those are my biggest regrets. And I guess if those are the biggest then I haven't done half bad.

So tell me what's your biggest regret?

1 comment:

  1. This is a tricky one...

    First, there are probably one million things I am sorry for. There are equally as many things that I wish I had tried and didn't.

    With that said, everything that has happened has brought me to this very moment. Both good and bad. And whose to say that if someway we could change the past,to what we think would have been better, may put us in a worse situation in the present.

    I think this is true even with the death of loved ones and regrets. Speaking for myself, the death of loved ones and the regrets that follow have made me appreciate the relationships I still have.

    Hard not to have regrets... because that is human... but I am thankful for it all. Because now I am "here".

    Loved this post!!!!!