Most of us have a list. A list of things we wish we could travel back in time to fix, or change. Writing my book, Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth has me adding to my list recently. And I'm feeling that if I dwell on all the missed opportunities and greater or lesser choices of my past, I could get pretty darned close to cracking the secrets of time travel!
It's not that I don't appreciate where I've been or where I am. Little choices I wouldn't mess with.. A couple of really major life things I'd do over... like the occupation I chose for myself. Or I'd have dumped my ex immediately when I met someone gentler and kinder on my psyche. Other than that.. I'd stay the course. I think.
In thinking about Amy Winehouse much too much since the news of her passing. My thoughts return to her assuredly resting soul.. I'm sure that she is resting in peace. As she chose death over life. But I can't help wondering, if knowing that she'd be dead sooner rather than later, would she have maybe fixed her addiction issues- for life!? And in her next life.. I believe she might somehow experience.. Would she make healthier choices?
Father God, thank you for my now. And thank you that we can't really go back in time and change things. I don't know why I'm thanking you for this, as the last three years of my life have been tumultuous, as best! Wish they hadn't been! Wish I could change it? But maybe if time travel was possible, we'd never live in the present and the future would never get here! I am thankful surely, that we can undo the negative impact of lesser life choices we've personally created and that have been imposed on us by other.. And we can choose to forgive and move forward! -In this life.. or the next or the next or the next.
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