Regrets and Resolutions

Why is it that I always seem to be looking back, with regret, wishing I had done something differently. At the same time, I walk step by step through the day, every day, because that’s life. Then, something will set my mind racing in the other direction – ahead – to the unknowable and often fear-inducing future. What if…

This spring, I reconnected with my cousins from the UK – we had a short but fun visit, the highlight, for me, was a day trip to Niagara Falls. In June, I had another flood (yes, my washing machine, again!). I finally bought new machines but am now faced with replacing all my flooring, again, sometime next year. Balcony restoration work in my condo building meant no access to my lovely balcony all summer. With cooler fall weather comes a super-busy and challenging season at my job. Soon Christmas will be here. Where does the time go?

I confess, I have been feeling a bit sorry for myself, with various struggles. And I have been lazy to write any blog posts, though I have enjoyed my fellow sojourners. Today, I received an email notification of a posting from a fellow Christ follower and blogger, Bill, who has faced much greater challenges, but maintains hope and joy. I think of people like Nick Vujicic and Joni Eareckson Tada, their challenges and pain and progress, and I remember that we serve a big God, who loves us, and can bring good out of any situation His beloved children face. So my chin is up, there’s a smile on my face, I whisper a prayer for Bill and Mary and their family, for their struggles – read about them here

and I resolve to let go of my regrets, to persevere and press on toward the goal…


About verawrites

Progress not perfection - that's my goal. Live and learn - that's my motto. I like to share bits of wisdom and glimmers of insight gleaned on my life journey of 50+ years. My hope is to encourage, perhaps inspire, fellow journeyers. Each of us has something to share. Let's be generous, gracious and compassionate with one another. I am blessed to be a blessing... so are you!
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