Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Regrets

Non, rien de rien. Non. Je ne regrette rien.

Do you remember this famous song by the French singer Edith Piaf? Or the more familiar lyrics of Frank Sinatra singing:

Regrets, I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention.

To have no regrets could be a sign of arrogance. We all have some regrets of things we have done, or not done. The wise thing to do is to learn from one’s regrets.

The one thing I regret in life is kissing a hedgehog. It happened a long time ago when I was in Scotland. I was waiting in the countryside for some friends we planned to go camping together when out of the bushes came this little hedgehog. He was small and tiny and cute and a baby hedgehog. I remembered the story that if you kiss a hedgehog it would turn into a prince, or in this case, hopefully a princess. So I picked him up and as I was about to kiss him/her he/she curled into a ball and one of its needles broke and cut my lip.

I quickly ran to the nearest vet and he gave me various injections in case the cut got infected. He then put a cone-shaped collar round my neck to stop me scratching the cut.

I deeply regret that episode in my life.

I learnt later that it is a frog you are supposed to kiss to turn it into a prince or princess; and not a hedgehog. So I regretted that incident even more.

What do you regret in your life?

10 comments:

  1. I think we all have regrets and if we don't we haven't learned anything from our mistakes.
    One of the things I regret is that I didn't make God the most important thing in my life earlier in life. Putting Him first makes all the difference to having lasting JOY. : )

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    1. You are very wise Happyone. It is so comforting to know that God did not give up on you and continued to persevere until you found Him in your life. May He bless you always.

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  2. My daughter told me once that regrets are only for people who have time machines, so she doesn't have any. I'm not sure that's true.

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    1. Hi Lois,

      We all have regrets of one kind or another. Whilst it is not possible to go back in time and mend the wrongs we have done, we can try to seek forgiveness if possible, and we can learn from our regrets.

      God bless you and yours.

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  3. Yes, I have regrets, but I realize all those mistakes are in the forgiving hands of God. I need never dwell on them, but simply move forward on the path He's leading me on.
    Blessings, Victor!

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    1. You are so right, Martha. Once we hand over our regrets to God and seek His forgiveness for any wrongdoings on our part, we need no longer dwell on them. We learn and move forward.

      God bless you my friend.

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  4. I regret I took so long to become religious.

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    1. I understand Manny. God does too, and rejoices that now you are faithful to Him.

      God bless you and yours.

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  5. I regret eating that last piece of pizza!
    Blessings!

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    1. I never regret eating pizza. But I often regret having to eat broccoli.

      God bless you, Lulu.

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