Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO ‘REGRET’ . I have already written a lot of articles , pertaining to so many things that life , is perhaps not long enough for , under the category Life Lessons , of my blog .
Life is precious and every second lost in a negative emotion , only goes to further reduce its already ‘short’ nature .
I have often come across people whose attitude towards life , surprises me , in a strange yet funny way . On one hand , they talk about the ‘valuable thing’ that life is , and on the other hand , spend the remaining part of their ‘valuable’ lives ‘regretting’ their past actions !
‘Regret’ is good , especially , when it spontaneously follows , a bad action or harsh word spoken in anger or haste , and leads to the rendering of an apology.
But the same doesn’t hold true when it comes to personal decisions and past actions of a person . I have seen people fret and fume , over a bad decision to marry a certain person ( while not making any singular effort to improve their relationship ), or not marrying a certain person ( psst…the grass is always greener on the other side ! ). While one lady regrets her decision to have two kids , instead of one… there is another , who regrets she never had a second child !
Life isn’t a bed of roses for anyone , not even for a billionaire ( who perhaps , has his own share of problems to toil with ! ).
Every individual is unique and what one must not forget is that , we are what we are today because of our own ‘unique’ decisions and actions…. All our actions , good or bad , have somewhere or the other ,helped us grow into more mature adults capable of facing the ‘big , bad’ world . So , regretting things , that can no longer be undone is not productive in any manner . Rather , the more we dwell on our past actions and feel miserable , the less time we get to enjoy the life we have .
By constantly cribbing and feeling sorry for oneself , we not only make our own lives , difficult but also spread our negativity to those around us . So instead of thinking about things , people and actions , that should or should not have been , it is always better to concentrate on the good things in life . Enjoy your today , forget your past and see your future shine !
Everything that happens to us , happens for a reason . This philosophy in life , has always got me through all the unpleasant phases of life and enabled me to embrace my beautiful present and look forward to a bright tomorrow ! So the next time , you regret something in life , remind yourself that this shall not repeat , smile , and walk ahead….And see how wonderful life looks ! Have a beautiful life people 🙂