I woke up this morning with regrets on my mind.
Things I had done that I wished that I hadn’t.
Things I had said that I wished I could take back.
Opportunities that I had let pass me by, due to one reason or another.
My heart felt heavy as these feelings washed over me and for a moment, I was overwhelmed by all of the mistakes I had made.
It isn’t easy to let myself swim in regret but… to feel regret… is to allow my conscience to become fully aware and in touch with the painful choices and actions of my past.
I do not have to see it as a negative… I can see it for what it really is… an opportunity for me to change my actions in the present and in the future.
Regret reminds me of what I choose not to repeat…
What words I choose not to share…
What opportunities I should not let pass me by.
Regret reminds me to make an amends to all I may have harmed in my past and specifically… to forgive myself and move on.
“Dear God, help me to let go of regret and live in the present. Help me to forgive myself my past as I move toward a more positive direction in my future.”