Sunday, September 14, 2008

Regret Less by Angie Ledbetter

Sunday, the traditional first day of the week. I wonder what today will hold? My two sisters and I are taking our mom on a short trip, as she’s been very ill for almost a year and has been itching to go somewhere. She’s always loved nothing more than cozying up to a video poker machine for hours and hours, so we’re going to fulfill that wish for her at a large casino and spend time just the four of us for an overnighter. We’ve got the meds, supplies, wheelchair, and insulin packed and our don’t-leave-home-without-it Bag O’ Snacks that has always accompanied us on every journey.
After so much bad weather lately, we’re hoping for sunny skies with maybe just a light sprinkle or two. I’m grateful for this time and for this getaway. Three people close to me have lost a loved one suddenly in the last week, so I know what a blessing it is to have as many good days as possible to spend with those I care most about. Hopefully, in the future, I won’t have as many shoulda/woulda/couldas and regrets hanging over me as some people do. That is a blessing for which I'm truly grateful.

All this pondering about time and loss of loved ones and regrets got me to wondering if there are things we can do to minimize those dark cloudy feelings, besides the obvious of doing today what could be put off until tomorrow or later on. How do you live more fully each day pursuing the things, people and plans most important to you?

6 comments:

Kathryn Magendie said...

Have a wonderful time! I'll be thinking of you all....

Anonymous said...

Have a great time. Spending time with family is truly a gift from God.
We had many gifts the past two weeks.
Oren (FOA)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks you two. We'll have an adventure for sure!

Patresa Hartman said...

good question! i wish i knew the answer. i fail repeatedly at treating my family and loved ones with appreciation -- not spending enough time, being grumpy when we ARE together...

i should fix that.

Trudy Landreneau said...

To those that do not know...It was Angie and her twin, Alayne's birthday on Friday...Happy Birthday Girls and Have a great time on the road trip!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Ditto me, Patresa.

Thanks, Trudy. Enjoyed your surprise visit! Come again when we can sit down together and yap longer. And thanks by stopping by the blog.

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