Choice And Fate

If something happens to us that we could not predict, control, or change, even if it has negative longterm consequences, it does not serve us to feel bad about it.  Neither regret, guilt, nor shame will alter what happened.  Wishing it would have or could have gone differently does not bring us back in time. …

Lost Time

We cannot make up for lost time.  That is not how life works.  We do not get to go back.  There is nothing we can do to undo what is done or to do what has not been.  There is only this moment and this opportunity.  The only way to do right by our past…

First Chances

No matter what we may think, no matter what we tell ourselves, and no matter what others may say, we could not have done things differently.  We could not have made different choices.  We could not have made better decisions.  We could not have been someone other than who we were in that moment.  We…