Today is ‘Toss Away the Could Haves and Should Haves’ Day. I don't know who decided that was it day worth national observance but there it is in black and white on my calendar.
‘I could have’ and ‘I should have’ are statements of regret. I certainly don't want to come to the end of my life and have a list of regrets.
I am sure that I will have a list of errors in judgement and embarrassments, experiences that I did not want to repeat more than once, and a list of people that I am glad left my life after they had taught me a lesson.
I have learned that regrets are pointless. You cannot undo what has been done. There is no rewind or auto-correct feature on our existence.
Every experience in my life helped to sculpt me into the woman I am today.
For certain, there have been many experiences I would have preferred to avoid or modify, but then again, I wouldn't be who I am without having lived through those. Many of those experiences are shared within...