Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

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Getting To Know You Meme - Day 19

Day 01 - Introduction
Day 02 – Your first love, in great detail
Day 03 – Your parents, in great detail
Day 04 – What you ate today, in great detail
Day 05 – Your definition of love, in great detail
Day 06 – Your day, in great detail
Day 07 – Your best friend, in great detail
Day 08 – A moment, in great detail
Day 09 – Your beliefs, in great detail
Day 10 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 11 – Your siblings, in great detail
Day 12 – What’s in your bag, in great detail
Day 13 – This week, in great detail
Day 14 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 15 – Your dreams, in great detail
Day 16 – Your first kiss, in great detail - N/A
Day 17 – Your favorite memory, in great detail
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday, in great detail

Day 19 – Something you regret, in great detail

One of my TV programmes that I saw as a teen and still love is, Blakes 7.  My favourite character is Avon and he is a great one for the sarcastic one-liner ... One of which is -

"Regret is part of being alive, but keep it a small part."

It is one of my favourite quotes of all time, not just the show.  Life is full of regrets, if you have any feelings at all.

Over the years there are a million things I regret, but all of them were small things - the times I've lost my temper, missed TV shows, failed exams, etc, but most of those were things that, at the time, were either out of my control, or had happened before I'd realised it.  If I focussed on any, or all, that that would be a waste of the rest of my life.

There are major regrets, such as loss of time with Jaykub, but again that was not either of our faults.

So I suppose I can say that I learnt when I lost him, that regret will always be there, but if I try as hard as possible every day, then the regrets will be small, but mostly out of my control.

I suppose my biggest regret that is my fault is that of the number of times I lose patience, lose my temper - and at present I'm trying hard to learn to curb that - over the last few weeks especially Mum & Dad have both aged, and I get frustrated when they don't remember things, that frustration I do regret - and I pray that I can really learn to curb it.

But whatever - I must learn to "accept and move on" - my life is too short!

Day 20 – This month, in great detail
Day 21 – Another moment, in great detail
Day 22 – Something that upsets you, in great detail
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better, in great detail
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry, in great detail
Day 25 – A first, in great detail
Day 26 – Your fears, in great detail
Day 27 – Your favorite place, in great detail
Day 28 – Something that you miss, in great detail
Day 29 – Your aspirations, in great detail
Day 30 – One last moment, in great detail

Tags: getting to know you, meme, personal

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