If only I had not worked so much…If only I had been a better parent or better child…If only I had tried more things or taken risks…If only I had spent more time with loved ones…If only I had pursued my dreams…If only I had taken better care of myself…If only I had done more to help others…
As we travel through life how many times have we bypassed opportunities, were not in a kind or generous mood, or abused our health? Leave “if only’s” behind and keep moving forward.
Do not be afraid to open doors, at least peek inside or perhaps walk through them.
Look at each moment as an opportunity to do or say something nice or helpful.
Your body is the only one you will have, so cherish and nurture it. What you do today may well determine your health for tomorrow.
People come into your life for a reason, whether family or friends. Learn from them, love them, and let them love and teach you.
There are always risks to any decision or action, take the risk and learn from it.
The hardest thing and the right thing are often the same. (Isaac Slade)
Move forward with love, and forgiveness, and you will learn and grow. YOU WILL LEAVE “IF ONLY” BEHIND.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. I welcome your comments.
I originally wrote this blog in late August with the intention of posting it on September 1st. However, health issues changed my energy, concentration, and ability to do my usual activities. I believe I am now truly back.
The month of September symbolizes a time to make changes by improving oneself, finding forgiveness, and doing what is best for the soul. As I reflected on what the month symbolizes, I prayed about the things I needed to change that are obstacles to my growth and well-being.
The colors of autumn are vibrant and up lifting. Red symbolizes passion and desire, orange represents positivity, and yellow means happiness. The season of autumn also represents the impermanence of life. Therefore, it is important and healthy to embrace the present. There will always be changes which challenge us to live life to its fullest every day, every moment.
Thank you for being my fellow traveler in this journey of life. Your support and kind words are uplifting, inspiring, and informative.