Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I'm usually one of those people who says things like "I have no regrets" or "Everything happens for a reason." Not only do I say these things often, I happen to agree with them most of the time. That is until times like the present occur for me. Have you ever thought that perhaps you should regret certain things? Maybe the reason that something is happening is because of an error on your behalf. That's how I feel at the moment.

My situation isn't worth elaborating on simply because the purpose of this post is so much greater. So many sayings (including those mentioned above) sound great in theory, but what happens when your reality causes you to question them? You know that "God wouldn't put you through something that you can't handle," but is that always enough to get you by while you're going through things that seem too difficult to bear?

Here's my advice:

Hold your head up high and don't be ashamed. Be kind to yourself.  If you have a hard time doing that, try some of these. Realize that regrets are to be expected, but not dwelled upon. If there is a person that can truly say that they have no regrets, then I pity them because they're a part of life. Mistakes are to be,both,  made and corrected. However, it's unfortunate when past mistakes affect present or future happenings. This particular notion is what triggered this post. What do you do when you've done something so bad that it has the potential to negatively affect opportunities that follow? That's a question that I'd like to know the answer to. I know that one shouldn't attempt to hide whatever mistake was made. Proceed with honesty and claim your destiny. That's all I can think of because I can't imagine something coming back to haunt you if you've already admitted to it. I've learned that being honest is so much easier. To be honest, I have regrets. We all do. If I could go back in time I'd change a few things, but since I can't I'll strive to make sure that decisions I make in the future won't be the cause for other regrets.

Are there any regrets that you'd like to share? I understand if you think this is a bit too personal and opt not to share, but feel free to leave any comments you may have below.

Thanks for reading,

Alexandria B.