I have often wondered what life would have been like if I could go back in time and change things. What if I could have avoided this or stopped that tragedy from happening? Wouldn’t it be nice if that someone was still around or if I had never lost that widget? Wouldn’t life be grand?
All of that sounds great, but it donned on me the other day just how different life would really be. What we live through makes us who we are. Sure we would all like to avoid that fire breathing demon we dated back in high school, but if we hadn’t been burned, we would never learn to avoid it the next time. If we had never lost that friend or relative, we couldn’t grow from the experience. I lost my father several years back, and frankly, I would still give anything to have him here today, but losing him shaped my life. It played a big part in who I am, and without that horrible experience, better or for worse, my life would be much different today.
So don’t wish to hard for what might have been. Concentrate on what could be tomorrow. Try to see life’s pot holes as an opportunity to strengthen your foundation. Look forward to life’s experiences and learn from them; and for those of us that married our fire breathing demons… well… God help us. Just kidding honey! Love ya!