Old Regrets & New Beginnings

13 Feb

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You don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone.  Why is that phrase so damn true?  We really don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.  It’s funny how we take so many things for granted; things, people.  It’s not unusual to regret losing something.  Regret is one of the most common denominators among people.  We are all pretty foolish when it comes to being grateful and realizing what we have right in front of us.  We don’t know how lucky we are until we’ve lost it. 

It’s only after we’ve lost it that the wheels start spinning and we start thinking and remembering how happy we were.  But remembering a happier time in our lives won’t bring it back to us.  It will only bring a strong feeling of regret.  We find ourselves asking why a lot.  Why didn’t I do this?  Why didn’t I say this?  Why didn’t I recognize what I had?  Sometimes bad things happen so good things can come along.  Maybe we lose something but later in life we realize it was necessary in order to achieve something else.  When one door closes another one opens. 

With that aside, we have two choices when it comes to regret; try and get it back or simply try and move on.  If it’s something that can’t be brought back, we move on the best we can.  Time is the best remedy.  If it comes to a certain person you think you miss, you can try to win them over and get them back in your life.  But you also have to ask yourself the question why you want them back. 

We have a tendency to remember the good times with people, not the bad.  Try to remember all of it equally; the good, the bad, the ugly.  Then ask yourself if it’s something you really want back in your life; whether it be a person, a thing, a hobby, a job.  If it is, then go for it.  Regret tends to mount and get worse the older we get, especially if it’s something that truly meant something to us.  So whatever is going on in your head, just remember that it’s never too late to try.  I’m convinced that trying is better than wondering what if for the rest of your life.   

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One Response to “Old Regrets & New Beginnings”

  1. andy1076 February 13, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Wise words that I completely agree with 🙂

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