Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013--A Renewed Vow

And so we come to the close of another year.

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What shall we do about it?

Resolutions aren't my thing, at least not at New Year's. Everyone else is doing it. I'm not big on following the crowd.
However, I have decided to renew a resolution I made back in my early twenties.
I vowed to live my life with as few regrets as possible.
To date I have done reasonably well.
Now I think I can do better.
Regrets come in many forms including what we mean to say or do and never do. This brings me to the point. Not saying something comes in many forms.
It can be words of kindness. It can be sticking up for yourself. 
It can be appreciation or finally getting around to telling someone "Go navel gaze from the inside."
This year I have renewed my vow to myself to live a life with as few regrets as possible.
Consider the above as your only warning.


solarity said...

[from the bunker ;) ] I am a non-resolution person myself. And when I think of regrets, they are all about things I didn't get a chance to do, because I was busy doing something else. Sometimes it was being too sick to do anything, but sometimes it was doing something else just as interesting as what I missed. Like Frost's two roads, it's impossible to do everything.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

So very true, Mary Anne. It's important to do the thing that offers the least regrets.

Ron Scheer said...

I've learned that regret is a head trip, an internal drama, a distraction from the real business of just being here now. I resolve again with the new year not to get sidetracked by them. It will continue to be work, but in time it gets easier. Happy New Year, Leah. Have a good one.

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent resolution, Ron. Now is all we've got.
Happy New Year to you, Ron.

messymimi said...

Happy New Year, Leah, and a good journey to you.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Messymim. Hope yours is wonderful.

Reb said...

That is a good resolution, I wish you luck with that. I also wish you and Mike a very Happy New Year.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb. It's really just more of the same and then some.

the Bag Lady said...

Mother always said "forewarned is forearmed!"
Thanks for the warning, cousin!
Happy New Year, and much luck with your resolution.

Leah J. Utas said...

It's the least I could do, cousin.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Warning? Oh goody, this sounds mighty intriguing!

No regrets sounds like an immensely sensible approach to life. Life's too short to waste mental energy on things one can't (or won't) fix.

Leah J. Utas said...

Crabby, life is for living, not thinking about it.
It'll just be me, only more.

Hilary said...

I would expect nothing else from you.