No Regrets

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The truth is, I’ve done a lot of things I’m not very proud of in my life. But who hasn’t? No one is perfect. No one has all the answers, and no one is right all of the time. A few weeks ago I was thinking about some things that I’ve done in my past and how I overcame many obstacles that were placed in my path.  I came up with this:

instatruthWhen talking to a friend about regrets, I told him I don’t really have any regrets from things I’ve done or said in my past. This is mainly because had I not done or said some of those things, I may not be the person I am today. The things I do today help to shape and mold the person I will be tomorrow. I read a blog post recently that was featured on freshly pressed that coincided with my thoughts on regrets. How can we live with regrets and “should’a, would’a, could’as” and be content with the lives we have now? We can’t! I can’t regret the fact that I got involved with my kids’ father back in high school… To do that would mean I would also regret having my kids, which I certainly do not. Each experience in my life has taught me something. Whether it was a small, simple lesson, or a big, difficult lesson, I learned from the decisions I made. I’ve written about The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews before, and I go back to what I read and learned from that book because there was so much valuable information contained within its pages. In the very first decision of the seven decisions outlined in the book that determine personal success, it is written that “I am where I am today — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially — because of decisions I have made.” None of us can change our past. Some of us probably wish we could. I don’t. I truly believe that I am a stronger, wiser, and better person today than I was 10 years ago. I wouldn’t have that strength and wisdom had I not experienced the things I did.

Overall, I feel in order to do better, we must want better. I may not be where I want to be in life just yet, but I’m getting there. I know what I must do in order to be successful in life and I know it’s gonna take a little more time and  a lot more effort on my part. The willingness is there, I just have to keep pushing through.

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I have a book of poetry that I wrote and worked on for a time period of about 5 years. It consists of a little under one hundred poems. (90 to be exact) I thought I’d pull out a couple and post them here… Just brings back some memories and I hope whoever takes the time to read this enjoys them.

Tears

A lonely heart
And dreary eyes
Speak…
But what they say to me
Is a mystery.
I think I know,
But then again, I don’t.
Who’s to say?
Not I.
Listen is what I’ll do.
To the tears that fall from your eyes.
A silent cry full of pain.
Lost in desire…
Tears.

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When I think of you
It puts my heart at ease
To know that I can love
Whichever way I please.

When my thoughts include you,
My heart is filled with desire.
Built up like the roaring flames
Of a warm and cozy fire.

When my heart longs for you,
And then I hear your name
I will never have to worry
About sadness, heartache or pain.

When I look into your eyes
I know that love is true.
And now that I’ve found my love,
I know exactly what to do.

When I am with you
And you hold me in your arms
I have not a care in the world
For you will shield me from all harm.

When love is an important factor,
And trust is my second choice,
I know that I can have both
At the sound of your sweet voice.

When you call me on the phone
Just to say hi, or to converse,
We say what’s on our minds,
With no need to rehearse.

When nothing else matters
Except the one you cherish
The love shared between us
Will never have to perish.

Pain

My heart was searching
For someone to love.
My arms were searching
For someone to hold.
My mind was searching
For someone to teach me.
When I found no one,
My soul found pain.