Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Road Ahead

"Go make great memories, but make sure you make them with dignity so you will always be proud to look back on them."

I just read that in an email. It was the last words of a mother to a son going away to college. What profound advice. I have a lot of memories I've made that I'm NOT proud to look back on. I don't worry about them, because I've asked for and received forgiveness, but how much better it would have been, and what a lot of pain I could have avoided had I not made them in the first place. I was just one of those people who had to learn from experience instead of taking the easy way and believing what older and wiser people told me. Now I'm one of the older and wiser people, and too often those I'm trying to advise don't listen to me either.

None of us knows exactly what the future holds, but we can all be sure there will be challenges ahead. That's just a fact of life. The journey will be a lot easier if we don't also have to carry the useless baggage of regret.
Have a great evening!

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Truer words were never said! Now, if we could just get our teens to believe that! But like you said, some of them have to learn by experience.