new beginnings · Off Topic · parenting

Powerful Suggestion

What’s the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you a year (or five, or ten…) ago?

This is my prompt from yesterday actually..

The one piece of advice…

Hahaha!  Only ONE???!!!!

What I wish actually, is that I could have listened to the pieces of advice I was given so many times years ago..

I realize we can only do so much.   But if I could have listened and acted upon the advice I had been given, what would have been different in my life?

Would I be a better person?  Most likely.  Possibly.

Would I have done life better?  More than likely.

How do I reconcile those thoughts with who I am today because of what I have gone through?

I  can’t really.

My life is my life.  Most definitely I could have done tons better. I could have made MUCH better choices in so many areas.  I could have shut my mouth on so many occasions.  I could have opened my mouth more in many other occasions.

But I didn’t.

It is what it is…..

I could spend hours agonizing over all those poor choices.  I won’t though because they are over and done with.  I have done them, faced the consequences, apologized to the ones I have hurt, prayed that others would someday forgive me..  Learned from my mistakes and tried my darndest to not ever make the same mistake again.

I guess that’s the funny thing about life and life’s choices, we often times get a do-over.  We can get another chance to make a better choice the next time a similar thing comes around. So often, it will if you give it enough time.

So we listen to the advice this time.  We try harder to do the right thing this time. And maybe just maybe, we make the right choice, sometimes the harder choice, and we have a victory.

That’s the thing about life.  There are always opportunities to take the good advice given and make the right choices.   Don’t beat yourself up.  Learn from the mistake, and move on.  The next time it comes around hopefully, you will have learned the lesson and will make a better choice.

Blessings on your day and your advice today!!

vicki

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