Do You Have Regrets?

“Life is like photography.  You develop from the negatives.”  Anon

When I saw this quote I was reminded of a TED talk I saw recently about regrets.  We often have regrets about the negative things that happen in our lives.  Our reactions can be that we want it to go away, we want to know why did we do that, or want to inflict punishment to ourselves or all three.  They can be like a record that won’t stop repeating that reaction in our head over & over.  It’s natural to feel pain or hurt when things go wrong to the people we love.  And we would love to turn back the clock to do something differently.

The important thing is to remember that we are all human, we all do things we regret, so cutting ourselves some slack around whatever has happened is important. We need to love that flawed, imperfect part that has created this situation and to forgive ourselves.  Regrets and the negative things that can happen in life teach us lessons.  As the quote says we develop from the negatives!

Enjoy developing from the negatives!

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