Happiness and Regrets

Happiness and Regrets

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.   ~David Grayson

I been thinking a lot lately about regrets, we all have them.  It is my sincere hope that I have fewer of them than most people.  I have tried hard to live my life in such a way as to address my desires, my fears and my ambitions.  A lot of what has driven that is the fear of regret.  We have all heard the old cliché, at the moment of their death people don’t regret the things they have done, they regret the things they haven’t.  They regret never having visited the places they always wanted to go, the things they always wanted to do, we all regret that person we didn’t ask on a date or let know we were interested in them.

Years go by in the blink of an eye and suddenly we find ourselves down the road in life, typically to a point of higher responsibility and lower freedom.  We allow these constraints to restrict the time and the amount of our dreams, this is a mistake.  Yes, the restrictions and responsibilities in our lives are walls that seemingly bind us, but in fact a door can be built into any wall and once it is there it can be opened.  Building doors can be hard work, things that matter, that are important or different are never easy to accomplish, but are often worth the effort.

So my friends, find some time to dream, metaphorically find, buy or steal some lumber and start planning a door.  Let’s make a pact tonight together that we will support each other in building those doors, marvel together at their completion, cheer for each other as we walk through them and use that as inspiration to walk through our own.  When that day finally comes, and I hope it is many, many years from today, my hope for all of us is that we face that final moment in a room full of open doors.  As always, have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. ~ Jim Rohn

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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