Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Living for the Now

I was thinking a bit more about yesterday's post on regret. I have noticed that for me, the things I maybe could regret or do regret are not things I actually would have done differently. I did what I thought was right at the time. With the benefits of hindsight and time there are things I might change.... But at those moments - I was doing what I thought must be done. Can we truly regret those actions or just wish circumstances would have been different?

This goes with the previous post about "what ifs. " I do not want to live always wondering what another path might have been like - would it have been better for the kids, or Casey, or me?

Without going into personal details that are not mine alone to share, we both did the best we could, and often, that was not enough. That was no way to live, or to be a partner, or to raise children. I hope we are doing it better now. Now is all we really have. To waste that would truly be something to regret.


Lynilu said...

Yes. Well said.

Dakota said...

Thank you. :)

Anysia Derora said...

So true! I think we're once again thinking along the same vein of things. Which really shouldn't come as a surprise, should it? Living for the "now" really is the only way to live a life without regrets!