Nothing so ties us to the past as regret. Think about it. It is almost impossible to venture forth while facing backward.
But today’s reality is what we must accept and work with. What was is gone. All we can do in the here and now is accept it as it is without rage or blame, without regret or resentment. All the voting has already been done that made today what it is.
Ah, but the future! Tomorrow! That’s quite a different matter.. Today we vote for what tomorrow will be. Today’s seeds are tomorrow’s harvest, today’s struggle is tomorrow’s victory.
When we accept today as it is without regret, we shuck off the terrible burden of self-pity with all its “shoulds,” “if onlys” and “what ifs.” A thousand “ifs” doesn’t equal a single “is.” When we build on accepted reality, we build on solid rock.
“Now I choose. From this day forward, the choice is mine!”
From “Days of Healing, Days of Joy