Monday, August 20, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I do not enjoy regret. I avoid it as I think we all do. But sometimes, perhaps too often we make decisions based on incorrect assumptions, and then we must regret them.
I have been thinking of the subject lately, because I cut off communication with a friend years ago. Not a just a friend--my best friend. I believed she had wronged me and would not allow her to explain her actions. I have recently gotten back in touch with this friend and found out, she felt just as wronged as I. It was all due to a lack of communication and resulted in years of no contact.
During those years, I got married and had two darling little boys. Those were events that in the past I had always imagined my friend would be a part of. Now they are sweet memories for me, but I am saddened that she wasn't there.
Regret cannot change that past, but I think it is the natural consequence for some bad decisions. I miss having her as my best girl friend, and I am not sure I will ever get that back.
There are great lessons to be learned from a little regret.
I recently looked at my wedding photos and realized this one should have had my friend in it. There is room to the far left for her and everything.