Archive for the ‘choice’ Category

No More Regrets, Just Dreams

Friday, January 7th, 2011

I have spent far too much time in the past few years going over and over and over all the things I’ve done wrong. Combing through the skeletons in my closet and beating myself with them. I have scoured my innermost thoughts so harshly I am raw within. It is time to move forward. I see I am not perfect. I know I have hurt people unintentionally. I know I have made poor choices I am not proud of but now it is time to take a mental photograph and leave this guilt behind. I will add these memories, these experiences to a much larger, much greater sum total of memories and experiences and see myself just a little bit more colorful because of them. We are a collection of thoughts, moments, people, experiences. And I am learning to be ok with who I am.

So the theme for 2011… no more regrets, just dreams. This goes right along with my pledge to be a little bit nicer this year, to myself and others. My motto will be a quote from Sara Teasdale,

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.

The Power of Choice

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

We choose what we feel, what we think, what we believe, what we do, what we see, how we interpret every single thing. And it is the power of choice that determines your experience in this life.

Choose well!

But if you don’t, then observe the path along the way… learn, grow, stretch yourself far outside your comfort zone. Every experience is a new one–good, bad or indifferent. Scratch that. Never choose indifference or apathy, they are too common…to pathetic. Love purposefully. Laugh loudly any time, any place. Be open to experiences of all kinds and tell regret it’s not welcome in your life. Sing off-key. Read the same book ten times in row.

Just don’t get stuck in a mistake. There is always a door to venture through, always a window to hop out of, a puddle to jump in…