Like the Frank Sinatra song, My Way…”Regrets, I have a few, but then again too few to mention.”Except for one in my case—
Thanks to the ignorance of youth there are a number of things I could have made better decisions on, but they also helped me to become the person I am today. To be honest, some were downright stupid, but definitely learning experiences I chose not repeat. Others were major life lessons, but I won't bore you with all of them...just a couple.Staying in a teenage marriage too long, but I don’t regret the marriage. From that I have two wonderful children who make me proud of the adults they have become. The main thing I learned from the leaving—I was stronger than I gave myself credit for being.
Basking in the sun slathered in baby oil in my early teens (sunblock wasn’t the thing back then) and coming away with major sunburn. I leaned those of us with chalk skin need to be careful about sun exposure, and later developed a passion for sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
So today I tell those important people I love them. When we part, I hug them a little tighter and
longer. I try to stop what I’m caught up in to listen to their need to share, or just talk.
What about you? Is there something you regret?