This Time Next Year

Some things can’t be changed.

Living my life, to the best of my ability, so as to not have regrets is becoming more and more important to me.

I’m pretty sure we all do dumb things from time to time. Worse yet, sometimes we do things that hurt another person. Or make a choice that hurts us.

Lately though, I keep thinking that if I think before I speak I could avoid some problems.

When I choose to spend my time being grateful for what I have rather than what I want my perspective changes.

If I take advantage of the moments then maybe the long term stuff will be taken care of too. For instance, when I let someone know that I am thinking of him or her at just that moment and have offered up a brief prayer, I may be helping to keep that relationship fresh.

There won’t have to be regrets later that I should have told him/her what our relationship meant to me.

When I wrote Take Care some of those same ideas were touched upon.

If I do the little things along the way it can make a big difference…a week, a month or a year from now. I’ve seen this very thought alluded to on Pinterest and other social media. The question of what if I would have started <insert your own thought here> a year ago?

Well, we can do that going forward. If I start TODAY where will I be a year from now?

We aren’t promised any days on this earth. For all I know this very day could be my last.

BUT if it isn’t and I get another day, week, year or decade how do I want to live?

Where do I want to be (not just physically) in that time frame?

What can I do today to move me towards those results?

Thanks for reading what I’ve been thinking!

What do you care to add? Feel free to leave a comment below.



One comment

  1. Sandy says:

    Yes, it would be wonderful to go through life with no regrets, no “should haves” or ” could haves”. But that is not human nature. I have always been overly hard on myself, as most of us are. I agree with you and try to spend each day going that little extra mile in reaching out to others, but there’s always that little voice asking me- could you have done something differently or better? We are our own worst critics. And all we can do is the very best we can and move forward. No beating ourselves up with hindsight.

    Nice article, Cindy – keep it up.


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