Sunday, March 02, 2008

No Regrets

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney J. Harris

We use to complain about life, about things we have to face, problems we have to deal with. And always we wonder what is there on the way to our happiness. We always find time for regrets. And this time should be reduced if we start looking forward to our future. Yes it happens that we should fight throughout our lives and have to confront with the past. But sometimes we just have to bury our regrets and give a promise to ourselves to change our ways.

Thing is that we should understand there are times when life is just fine, sometimes it is comfortable, sometimes amazing, sometimes boring, sometimes scary. When your day is not perfect, it is not a failure or a disappointment, never a regret. It is just another day.

Still you can't completely get rid of regrets. They are the part of who you are and our biggest regrets are not for the things we did but for the things we didn’t do, things we didn’t say but should have said to someone we care about. Especially in human relationships like romance and friendship. Because our lives begin to end when we stop talking about things that matter.

And maybe when we realise it the world will seem much more friendlier and life much more happier. It is worth a try, isnt it?

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Preetilata【ツ】 Sunday, March 02, 2008  

Ya janu i agree with u. but still d prob is that we will commit the same mistake again n again.

i too regret a lot of thing. i knw there's no point doing so but still i do.

but janu i wud try my best not to regret but instd wud try my bst to do things i dint do.

as always an awesome post.


take care
:) :) :)

Keshi Monday, March 03, 2008  

**it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

so true!

And it's at the graves that alot of ppl cry really hard, only cos of the things that they DIDNT and COUDLNT say/do before it was too late.

So say/do while u can!

Lovely eye-opening post Lena!


--xh-- Monday, March 03, 2008  

so tyrue lena - and thats why i live life that way 'no regrets'. that dosent mean i dont make mistakes or i miss opertunites- when something liek that happends, stand up, owe it, and then forget it and move on. regrets are anchors which keep you rooted to the shore.

Nick Phillips Monday, March 03, 2008  

Life is short. We should live it without regrets and make the most of it :D

hope Monday, March 03, 2008  

it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable..

Yes! so true.. i dont regret things i did in past.. good or bad.. write or wrong.. it was wtr i felt right to do in that particular moment..
but yes, at times i do regret not doing few things at the right time.. few things which i let go for the next time.. and that time smhow never came again..and.. if i wont say it now.. that you scribble yr words so nicely.. then i may regret it later for nt saying so :P

Farah Deen Monday, March 03, 2008  

regretting is good, but doing the same mistake again is not. there are people who regret, but after sometimes, they forgot why they regretted doing/saying things! :)

Anonymous,  Monday, March 03, 2008  

Hello Lena,
Great post :)
Yesterday is history, itcannot be changed, today is here and now, tomorrow? Who knows, but with our actions today we can shape tomorrow :)

I'm playing catch up again LOL
You've been's an easy one though :)
Have a wonderful week ahead :)
Colin from Life
As always it is your choice to participate or not :)

Vandita Monday, March 03, 2008  

i used to believe the 'no regret' policy...but then few creeped up and they keep coming back...
i agree theres no point but sometimes the heart just doesn't listen.
good post dear!

Noushy Syah Monday, March 03, 2008  

Lena dear...

It's what Mark twain said "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

But the thing is,sometimes we keep repeating the same mistakes..even we try hard not to..

A wise posting my dear, thanks for sharing.

Lena this is for you!Grab it yea..

Arti Honrao Monday, March 03, 2008  

Hi Lena!

Am here just to say hello and send smiles your way ...
will come back later to read the posts I have missed.


*~*Sameera*~* Monday, March 03, 2008  

Hmmm a very thoughtful post dear.It does not do to dwell on regret but then repentance is good till an extent to keep the conscience alive and the soul clear.But some people just do not know that,do they? ;)

This life is to be lived not to just exist with every passing day.Each day is something special and unique in its own way cause it will NEVER come back.

Here's to wonderful days ahead!Cheers :)

Love ya loads sweetums.Hugsss

Nature Nut /JJ Loch Monday, March 03, 2008  

Lena, beautiful, enlightening post!!! We choose our roads we travel down and sometimes the wrong one beckons us. But there always are roads and we can make better choices the next time if we found a past one bottomed out.

Hugs, JJ

Solitaire Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

I always believe that everything happens for the best.

Hammett Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

totally agree with you.. awesome post :)

divya Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

no matter what u say, i still regret :P

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

preeti, dear.
I have regrets all my life and will have them. This no-regrets policy is hard to follow.
But then i prefer to regret about things said and done than about things unsaid and undone..

love and hugs, sweets! :)

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

keshi, you are right, once we lose someone forever we cry about things we should have said but never did

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

i always envy people who actually manage to leave with no regrets, Anoop.

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

absolutely true, Nick :)

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

right, hope, even i regret things i have not said because that moment never came again.

and lol i appreciate you said what you said, so we both have no regrets :P

Take care, sweets!

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

Right farah, some people never learn, no matter how much they regret every time!

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

Richt, Colin, today matters more than anything else :)

Thanks for tagging me, this tag will be in the long queue of tags pending!

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

You are right, Vands, sometimes they are just there. But we are human, we are destined to make mistakes. Important is that we learn from them :)

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

Noushy, you are right, we do them every now and then and we repeat them constantly. But we could try to make the % of them less than it is :)

Thanks for the award, dear! Thats so sweet of you :) :) :)

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

thats so sweet and kind of you! Lots of smiles back on your way!! :)

Take care, dear!

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

you said it all, sami! i have nothing to add! :D

Cheers to all the wonderful days!

Love you :)

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

But, JJ, we never know what the other road might lead us too. Maybe they only will lead us further from the final destination..

Take care!

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

thank you, hammett :)

Lena Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

like i do, divvi :)
like we all do!!

Anna Wednesday, March 05, 2008  

Lena, you are so talented if comes to blog designs, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed each of them, too bad it was only little time for each, lol (just kidding).
Going back to your post, I will throw maturity here, over the years I matured, and learned not to regret, because we have zero control of our past, its history, so whatever happened, I just had to go on and make my next time best. Thanks for sharing your insights, they are always so thoughtful. Anna :)

Lena Thursday, March 06, 2008  

Anna, i get too bored when i see one and the same design every day :D
But i love green, so this one has more chances ;)
I know that we should leave with no-regrets-policy. it is better so. But sometimes so damn tough it is!

Anna Monday, March 10, 2008  

Lena, you said: 'But sometimes so damn tough it is' - oh I hear you girl, saying is one thing, and doing is other, the harder way, lol. Thanks, Anna :) PS I like green too.

Milla Saturday, January 10, 2009  

What a positively happy, nice blog - got so much just reading it. Thank you!

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