Today this quote is on my mind:
"Your future has no room for the mistakes of your past."
Mistakes? Boy, I've made plenty! I can really get mired down in the if-onlys. "If only I had done this." "If only I had done that." Or, "If I could just go back, I'd sure do things differently."
But really, regrets are a waste of time; unless, your regret is something that you can do to make things right, such as an apology, or restitution. Otherwise, acknowledge your mistake, learn from it and then go on.
Don't wallow in the past.
I'm thinking about what another guy said about the past:
"...But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead ..." the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:13
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt 1.) A quote from someone that has stuck with you. You can find other responses at Kat's blog, Mama's Losin' It