Saturday, December 11, 2010

What If…

What if you had the chance to go back and do it all over again, would you do it any different?


And if you did some of the things differently, just where would you be now?


Things I think about frequently but never really ponder the outcome.

16 comments:

  1. I quite often think of the things I would have done differently...until I ponder the path it would have placed me on....which is okay, until I ponder that the path would not give me what I have today. Maybe I need to just be satisfied with where I am.

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  2. GREAT questions, Jimmy!

    Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing because I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Every choice, every decision, every experience I've had up until this point, has taking me on the path I was meant to be on.

    I'm not one who believes in regret or failure, because as long as I learn something from every experience, there's no reason to regret or believe I've failed.

    My life is exactly as it should be.

    Great post, buddy!

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  3. jIMMY,

    i TOTALLY AGREE WITH rON. i BELIEVE EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON- AND THE BAD THINGS OR HURTFUL THHINGS WE THINK WE WOULD WANT TO CHANGE--ARE THE very THINGS THAT TESTED US, bUILT OUR fAITH mUSCLES, AND MADE US INTO WHO WE ARE TODAY!

    aND YOU KNOW WHAT? i THINK i'M ok.

    iT'S BEEN SAID: cHARACTER IS WHO YOU ARE WHEN NOBODY IS LOOKING, AND cHARACTER IS WHO YOU ARE IN THE dARK!

    I'M starting TO HAVE A LITTLE CHARACTER, BY THE GRACE OF GOD--WHOSE character - ISTICS--I DESIRE TO imitate and slowly BECOME.

    This happened BECAUSE of the Past--not in spite of it!!!!
    Whoops--CLA!

    You are awesome my friend!!

    John

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  4. Hmmm.. interesting question... Unlike the other bloggers, there are a few things I would do over..Not that I have not had a learning experience with each thing, just there are a few decisions I have made that I know I heard the "whisper" on and ignored..
    I wish I had of heeded that "whisper" more ...

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  5. I think I would have slowed down a little more during the child-rearing years just to appreciate the time.

    Oh, and there was that bad haircut in 1986....

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  6. i would like to think that if went back i would change things maybe make different choices but then i think if it weren't for the struggles and the dalling down i did i wouldn't be me and frankly i've learned to like me

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  7. There are so many things I would do differently if I could have a do-over. I really need a couple of those if you are handing them out for Christmas!

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  8. Jimmy, I would change a lot of things. Not in terms of what I couldn't control, but in the choices and decisions I made. From childhood to early adulthood, to where I am now. No, I won't go into detail, but yes, I would change things.

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  9. If it was possible I think I would have focused on my art much sooner but then again the experiences I have had through life have made me quite laid back in raising my little boy and allowing him to be himself and that is so much fun to watch.

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  10. There are a lot of things that I would LIKE to have changed, but sometimes things happen that you have no control over.
    Humm, now you have me wondering. The things that I would like to have changed, but couldn't, made me who I am today. If things had gone true to plan, then who else would I be? Would I be any different?
    Very good post. brought up some good (and not so good) thoughts.
    Big hugs to you both.

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  11. Hey Jerry, That’s it Sir, being satisfied with where we are now is something a lot of people cannot grasp, Being right where we are now is not a bad thing in my opinion.

    Amen Ron, I agree with you so much here that things happen for a reason, The Good Lord sends us on a path and if we deviate from that path then we have changed where we are supposed to be, in short as you said every choice, decision, and experience has taken us right to where we should be.

    “My life is exactly as it should be” so well said my Friend

    Thank You John, Yes Sir the bad and hurtful things we could choose to change have in effect made us into who we are because they were as you said simply tests to teach us and to build our character, faith is a big thing my friend and believing in God and following His lead gives us faith in ourselves.

    Hey Lynne, How many times have we ignored that whisper and knowing that makes us want to go back and listen, but now that it has past the positive is we now recognize the sound of that whisper and will continue on the right path, that whisper is guiding you my Friend I have faith you are heading in the right direction :^)

    Betty, It is funny that we learn to slow down after our kids have grown, but we did OK because they did grow up, and as far as the bad haircut back in 86 they say that the difference between a good and a bad haircut is about two weeks :^0

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  12. Hey Becca, Yes liking yourself is a good thing, knowing how you got to where you are makes you appreciate the things you went through to get you there, I always look for a positive in all of my negatives, end result doesn’t change but it makes some things easier to take, Learning to like ourselves is a lesson we can all learn from you, Thank You my Friend

    Melissa, I’ll look in my bag of goodies for a couple do-overs but frankly they scare me, but if I find some good ones they are yours :^)

    Hey Matty, I am sure there are things in all of us that we would actually change, like you said decisions from childhood to early adulthood things that were in your control, but on the same token I still believe that things went in those directions for a reason, Thank You Matty I wouldn’t expect you to go into detail but do appreciate you my Friend

    Chibi Janine, Welcome to our little Family, being laid back and guiding your son in the direction of being himself has to be a blast, we are not always right when it comes to child rearing but when we do our best and enjoy our time with them then they will always remember growing up as a blessing.

    Hey Alice, Yes it is hard to accept some of the things from our past and yes these things made us who we are, Would we be different, yes I think so as we would be in a different place, good or bad it’s hard to say but who you are now is a good person, look back and remember the good things as I can only imagine some of the pain.

    Thank You my Friend I appreciate you and Big Hugs are sent right back for you also.

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  13. Although my life has certainly had its share of bad mistakes on my part, I wouldn't change a thing. They all were important next steps that led me to where I am today. I've made bad choices (as we all have) but in the end, the good choices outweighed the bad. I'm content.

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  14. Thank You Linda, "I've made bad choices (as we all have) but in the end, the good choices outweighed the bad. I'm content." This is a good outlook and I do agree with you :^)

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  15. I think I'd have to do it the same exact way. I survived things I shouldn't have. Did things I regret, but I didn't end up dead or in prison and I have a loving family and enjoy the heck out of my life!

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  16. Pat, You and I see things pretty much the same, I too enjoy where I am right now, may not have enjoyed the ride here but would take it again.

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