Never Live “Coulda Woulda Shoulda!”

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Just a few months before my father passed away from complications of diabetes and kidney disease our cousin asked him if he could do anything differently, what would he change.  Dad’s answer: I wouldn’t change a thing.  At his funeral Mass of Christian Burial I asked to have Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” sung.  I would have done it myself but did not think I could have kept control of my emotions. 

“Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2hYDIFDIU

He modeled this behavior for me and I try to live it every day.  I have taken a few chances and once I decide one direction or another, I do not spend much time wondering what it would have been like to have chosen the other.  I do not have enough time in my life to use it up worrying about what I did not do. 

If the desire to do something I “coulda woulda shoulda” is so burning that I keep thinking about it, then I’ll just do it.  Or set the plan in motion.

I have had a burning desire to write a book.  In 2011 I am going to do just that.

Why not begin 2011 without a “to do” list?  Just turn a few “coulda woulda shoulda’s” into a plan and then go for it!

Life is good!

Jude

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