We make a lot of decisions in life.  I've made some really good ones, and I've made a few I'd like to have the chance to re-choose.

Reality is, you can't change 5 minutes ago.

If I knew then what I know now, I would probably do many things differently.  I didn't though.  Very few teenagers have the wisdom of 50 years.  Parents try to pass their wisdom of experience to us, but we think they're out of touch with our reality, right?  In some ways that's true, but if we could have somehow filtered through the advice and pulled out the wisdom, maybe we would have seen our lives differently and made different decisions.

Here's the thing.  We all did it.  We all made some good decisions - but they don't stick out in our memory the same way the foolish decisions do.  You can't change the poor decisions of the past, but you can learn from them and use that experience education to make wise decisions today. 

Don't expect everyone to be able to learn from your mistakes either.  For some strange reason, we all need to make our own mistakes. Experience is the best teacher, or so I hear.

A smart man will make mistakes; a wise man won't make the same mistake twice.  My father taught me that tidbit of wisdom years ago.  I have been known to make similar mistakes, but sometimes I definitely get things right.

As long as my relationships are right, I figure the rest of it will fall into place somehow.

Keep calm and carry on.

julie

 

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