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.”
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!