Bobby was as tall as a man, tried to act like a man, had a pretty young lady by his side, but 17 year old Bobby wasn’t a man. To offer forgiveness and grace to others while ready to throw a stone of judgment at my 17 year old self was hypocritical.
What are you fighting FOR? Anger and guilt trips from what we are against might temporarily motivate people, but only pursuing a worthwhile prize has the power to motivate long-term.
Overcoming Regret Pt. 2: We are all celebrating, making much of, something today? When I made much of what was missing, I couldn’t see all the goodness around me. To overcome regret and disappointment we will need to learn to celebrate what “is” instead of “what’s not”.
Where do we begin the process of overcoming regret? Good grief. Healthy grief allows us to clarify our values, hold on to what is good and move toward what is best.