Woulda Coulda Shoulda


would could shouldIt never fails that after every speech, sermon or session…I begin to have regrets about what I forgot to say.

I critique and beat myself up at times thinking I could have presented my message better or in a different way.
Together let’s commit to living our lives with a minimum of regrets.

 

We don’t get a “do over” in life. Let’s not get to the end of our lives with a woulda, coulda or shoulda.
If there is something you want to do…start. If there is something you want to say…say it. If there is something you need to stop and end…stop today. If there is some place you want to go…start planning today. If you know you could do better in your relationships, church, job, studies, self-care, spending/eating/exercise habits…start today. If you realize you could give more, do more, forgive more, experience more, let go of more and believe more in God’s promises for your life…start now. If you are procrastinating and live in fear about opportunities you have right now…get busy living.  Fear and procrastination are thieves. Do something today that you will thank yourself for a year from now. Instead of regrets, live your life with results.

A nurse who takes care of dying patients shared the five regrets that she heard most frequently from her patients:

1. “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

2. “I wish I didn’t work so hard.”

3. “I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.”

4. “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.”

5. “I wish that I had let myself be happier.”

~ Jewel Diamond Taylor, http://www.DoNotGiveUp.net

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