Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Regrets, Target and Flashing an Audience

Sometimes, when I hear people say they regret nothing because all those things have worked together to make them the people they are, I think, "Wow.  It must be awesome to have that sort of perspective."  Because I'm pretty sure I'm never going to think that flashing my behind to all the people in Target brought me to this place of clarity and purposefulness. 
Then again, I have an awful lot of regrets--from simple faux pas to egregious errors in judgment--and I'm pretty sure I would go back and change several of those things given the opportunity.  And if that opportunity were available to the people who say they don't regret anything, I would be willing to bet significant sums of money they'd change a few things, too.

But I've been thinking about the things I don't regret, and none of them include spending hours on Pinterest.

  • I rarely regret a workout--whether it's walking three miles or running 1/2 mile.  And, so far, I've never regretted choosing to eat something decent for me.  Especially since eating horribly generally leaves my stomach feeling distended and gross.  Stupid gall bladder.

  • I don't regret encouragement whether it comes from me or is for me.

  • And even though I'm pretty sure it's going to make me sound like a dirty slob, on days I'm staying home, I rarely say, "Wow.  I totally regret that I didn't shower, do my hair and put on makeup."  Don't judge me.
It just made me wonder if my decision making skills would actually improve if I approached everything the way I approach Long John Silver's (i.e. Yeah...that's gonna taste good, but I'm going to have to live with that one meal for the next three days...)

So what about you?  You have regrets?  They too few to mention?


Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

My biggest regret is not being kinder to people. I tend to be standoffish and I wish I'd taken more opportunities to show a little love.

CrysHouse said...

I'm like that, too, Mindee. When I really jive with someone, it's obvious. But that rarely happens.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the regrets!
I agree ~ my dress flying up in Walmart's parking lot has not brought me to an enlightened place in life. Though it did teach me not to wear that dress on windy days, especially with thong undies. =} Yikes!

Sheena said...

Oh where to start - tucking a mic cord into my tights during BYE BYE BIRDIE, eating McDonald's (5 min after I ate it)....

Quietly Southern said...

I think the regret at the top of my list is allowing the people I love or who are close to me take advantage of my kindness. It's a work in progress.

And eating that pop tart this morning. Seriously, I'm 27 and should be over pop tarts by now I think :) Well, maybe.