Here’s a thought…

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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

Pathways

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This past weekend, I picked up a 100% Natural Trail Mix, a coastal berry blend.   I loved the tag line – “real food for real people.”  I give the marketing team top marks for their branding message. I turned over the package to read the fine print (i.e. how many calories).  And that is where I found the perfect quote to end our remarkable month of July.

“Sometimes getting lost is the best way to find yourself.”

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By the way, in my experience – sometimes the pathways are just as exciting.  And there are benches along the way…