Tuesday 12 April 2022

The Reset Button

 

Imagine you had a reset button. Like the one on computers and electronic equipment that resets the program to the original settings as when the item left the factory.

Imagine you pressed the button and you got back to a moment in your life when it was perfect; whatever perfect is. That moment in life when youth combined with innocence and hope to make you see the world in a totally different light, and made you confident that all problems could be solved, and you could be part in solving them to make the world a better place. You remember that moment, when you felt everything in life was crystal clear and it was either this way or that, and as a young person you could not understand why others were not as bright, or as clever, as you at seeing things.

Now imagine that having pressed the reset button and gone to that place and time in your past, you also have all the experience and wisdom that you have now. 

You are at what you thought and described as the perfect place back then, but you have the added advantage of all the experience and wisdom you have accumulated over the years up to now.

How do you see things differently? 

Is there anything you did or said back then that you would do or say differently now that you have the added experience and wisdom?

There's no point in regretting what you did back then. Life is a movie film with no playback function. You can see the past but you cannot alter it. 

But what have you learnt from the past; from the reset button? 

Was what you did and said then inevitable? It had to be said. It had to be done that way. Not necessarily for your own good but for that of others. You acted then with pure motives and no matter how often you press the reset button you would still do it again the same way.

That's the true purpose of the reset button in our lives.

Not to change the past. But to learn from it, or to re-affirm that what we did back then was the right thing to do.

24 comments:

  1. Guilty..! Oh! Hang on..! Wrong question..! :).

    Right! The 'reset button'..No! There is nowhere
    in my life l would want to reflect on..everything
    l've done in my life, honestly and sincerely, l've
    'NO' regrets..!

    Two separate periods in my life l've loved the best,
    the first was spending 12yrs in the entertainment
    business..as a performer...from 1968..
    And then becoming a single parent, raising my daughter
    on my own for 14yrs, from 1982..!
    Loved every minute of both..

    So..I don't want a reset button..I don't need a reset
    button..Not even on my mobile, PC or any other electrical
    device..
    I~DON'T~MAKE~MISTAKES..! Period..!
    AND...And l'm someone, who lives very much in the past..! :).
    ♫♪•*¨*•.¸🔥💛🔥¸.•*¨*•♪♫ ♫♪•*¨*•.¸🔥💛🔥¸.•*¨*•♪♫

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    1. You are so lucky not to have any regrets, Willie.

      I deeply regret burning my pizza yesterday.

      God bless.

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    2. Hope you offered up a quick prayer
      for forgiveness..and don't forget
      to light an extra candle this coming
      Sunday...
      Burning a pizza..what ever next..! :O).

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  2. ...each morning provides us with the opportunity to restart.

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  3. Did you ever see the Star Trek episode where Picard gets to go back and reset everything? It ruins his whole life.

    I would reset like a million things. I wonder what it would do to Now.

    Live long, and prosper, Victor.

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    1. I think I remember that episode, Sandi. I liked Star Trek a lot. It dealt with many moral issues.

      There are many episodes in my life which I wish had been different; however they were not within my control for me to change them with a reset button. Others and circumstances made those decisions for me.

      Thank you for your Vulcan greeting. Wishing you the same.

      God bless always.

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  4. Dearest Victor,
    No urge for using a reset button. It is good to reminisce and knowing that we stayed true throughout life. It is a fast–paced journey and we always ought to be sincere and honest. In the end, it will show also to others that were not (yet) on track...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

    PS did finish your GREAT book Don't Let The Devil Win!
    Of course did leave you a much earned feedback... 🤗

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    1. You are very kind to me, Mariette. Thank you for your reviews of my books. I look forwards to reading the one about "Don't Let The Devil Win!" when it is published on Amazon.

      I am now writing another book. It is aimed at non-believers and people who are searching for God in their lives. It is heavy going at present but will let readers know on this Blog when it is ready.

      You are right about the reset button. As long as
      we live our lives honestly and as God intended there should be no need to go back and reset anything.

      God bless always my friend.

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    2. Strange Victor, just now the review FINALLY got released for whatever reason: https://amzn.to/3ruffEO
      But I'm sure glad they finally did 💞

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    3. Thank you so much, Mariette. What a wonderful and generous review. You're so kind to me. I try my best in writing to help people get to know God better.

      May God bless you and yours always.

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  5. Very good thoughts and logic my friend. BUT but I thought I was to soon reach my second childhood!!
    LOL ;-)

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    1. So true, Jack. What would we do in our second childhood?

      God bless.

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  6. I try to adapt from the mistakes I make, learn, adapt and move on and try to do better.

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    1. I try to adapt and make the same mistakes but a different way.

      God bless, Bill.

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  7. If we don't learn from our mistakes, we only hurt ourselves, Victor. And I have to agree with Tom - every day, we can push that restart button and live more at peace with God.
    Blessings!

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    1. Every day a new opportunity to do better. If only we all did that!

      God bless, Martha.

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  8. More often than not I wish I might go back -- if even for a day. Unfortunately, the good Lord doesn't allow us mulligans. Perspective can be a bitter pill.

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    1. Chances are if some people go back they'd make the same mistakes and hope for a different outcome. (What did Einstein say about this?)

      God bless, Mevely.

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  9. What's done was obviously G-d's permissive will. That's why He doesn't let us go back and change anything.

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    1. Amen Mimi. Que sera, sera; and what has been has been and gone.

      God bless always.

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  10. I don't see any point in changing my past. Everything that happened has led me to where I am and to me having my wonderful children and now wonderful grandchildren. I'm happy.

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    1. You are so fortunate to be happy, River.

      God bless.

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