I love quotes. Over the years, I used them to keep me focused during my busy daily routine. My computer, my desk, my fridge and my mirrors have one thing in common – they bear sticky notes with a thought or reflection. I admit that I am a “thought hoarder.” I do not seek a cure, for the joy of hoarding ideas is too exhilarating to give up.
This past week, I have been thinking about what keeps us from moving forward. The first word that came to me was: regret. It seems to be a human frailty. Yet, it has the potential power to build resilience and fortitude. Regret reminds us that time is finite – that what we say, or do not say, makes a difference, that what we do or do not do has consequences. Embracing regret is not wallowing in self-pity. Rather, it is about saying that today, I will begin again.
This coming week, LadyBudd will explore my favourite quotes on regret. I invite you to join the dialogue.
“Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other path, no other way, no day but today.”
― Jonathan Larson, Rent