Today's the last one! We're moving on to something else next week...
So #12 is:
12. I have no regrets.
I'll be honest, I always have trouble with this one. I've heard the sentiment of not regretting your past, the good and bad, because it all works together to make you who you are today. I get that for the most part. I'm with it for the most part... But there's one aspect of it that I can never quite get on board with.
Even if learning the lessons has shaped who I've become today, I can't ever find myself honestly saying that I don't regret causing the hurts that my words or actions have brought to others in the past. I do. And maybe these are just things that come with youth. Maybe you have to hurt a few people along the way to learn how much you don't like doing it, and how important it is to climb on top of your own ick before you do. Wisdom does not typically come to the young and unlived. But I regret it, anyway.
However, the site I've been pulling these from, which I almost always forget to link, leaves us with these thoughts:
Follow your heart.
Be true to yourself.
Do what makes you happy.
Be with who makes you smile.
Laugh as much as you breathe.
Love as long as you live.
Offer a helping hand when you’re able.
Appreciate all the things you do have.
Celebrate your small victories.
Learn from your mistakes.
Realize that everything is a lesson in disguise.
And let go of the things you can’t control.