Regrets

Why is it that when you are young you are enjoying each moment and never thinking about the future nor the past? Then when you get older you become consumed with regret after regret.

I feel as if I am on the downside of life. There is so little time to make a change; at least a major change. I can’t do my life over again. This is why the saying, ” youth is wasted on the young” is so true. Oh if I only knew then what I know now.

It’s too late to be choosy about who you marry. It’s too late to wait for that one person who knows how to be a good spouse, and parent. It’s too late to make better choices and see your future become more like a romantic film than a horrible tragedy. It’s too late to be with that special person who knows how to be a perfect partner and parent and watch their happy children grow up to be emotionally whole.

It’s too late to then watch those children grow up to be happy and successful people who find magnificent partners who raise amazingly wonderful and happy children who come to visit their fabulous grandparents who spoil them immensely.

It’s too late…..But it’s even harder remembering 50 years ago as if it were yesterday and wishing you could have told yourself to wait…..you’re so young… you have so much more time than you think you have for learning and maturing and waiting for something unexpectedly special to happen. And when it does, you will know without a doubt that the time is right.

So how do you now live with…It’s too late.

I saw a small sign somewhere in my travels that read, ” Old age only occurs when regrets take the place of dreams.” I don’t know who said it. It sounds poetic and uplifting, however, I wonder what is there to dream about?

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