Have No Regrets

Live spontaneously. Live for the right now. Take an opportunity that is presented to you even though it scares you to death.

WAIT!          –        WAIT!          –        WAIT!

I’m not saying, “Go out and do stupid dangerous shit.”

What I’m trying to say is that when opportunity presents itself to you, before you say no – weigh taking the opportunity against passing it up.

Sometimes we just have to pull up our big kid pants, take a deep breath, and forge ahead.

Let me tell you a story about regrets that came back to my mind when I was talking with my granddaughter a couple of weeks ago.

In the spring of 1967, I was in third grade, and my grandmother asked me to go with her on a vacation to Canada. She was headed to the Montreal World’s Fair. She asked me to come along more than once, but each time I turned her down. My mom even urged me to go, but I didn’t jump on the opportunity.


This many years later, I have no idea why.

Looking back, I wish I had been open to accepting the opportunity. Maybe other trips would have been in my grasp, but the opportunity never did present itself.

Although only 9 years old at the time, I learned a powerful lesson and began to accept opportunities that has taken years to sink in.


Opening myself to opportunity allowed me to

go on a field trip to Mexico with my Spanish teacher

go to Denmark  to play with the orchestra International Youth Music Festival: People to People

complete my educational specialist degree in administration as a part of a pilot program with the district where I taught (Rather than employ administrators outside of the district, they wanted to pull and train teachers to be administrators.)

move to a different state

Be aware of what can become a “coulda – shoulda – woulda” opportunity. Don’t let the things you don’t do become disappointments.

I’d like you to join me

on my front porch where we can chat about living life, traveling, being creative, and writing the story that is in you – all things that deal with personal development.

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I look forward to chatting with you each week.

So for now, may your coffee be just as you like it, may your treats be sweet, and may life treat you well over the next couple of weeks.

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