I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
When I look back at my life, I’m pleased. I’ve taken my knocks like anyone else does in life, but I’m proud of what I’ve done. I have lived a full life and there are so many good things yet to come.
I was reminiscing about my military career and all the places I got to visit and experience. Europe was one of my favorite places. I got to see a good chunk of Europe while I was assigned there and met so many great people. I also got to see some great places, enjoyed great food, and saw so many breath-taking sites.
Celebrating New Year at the Brandenburg gate the same year the wall came down was truly one of my most memorable events I was part of. I remember bumping into to college students from Harvard. I asked them, “Why the hell are you here?” Their reply: “Are you kidding? This is the best New Year’s celebration on the planet!” They were right. We shared some Jack Daniels and relished the moment.
Do I have regrets? You bet. I regret getting divorced twice. What did I learn? I learned to be a better husband. I regret filing bankruptcy twice. What did I learn? To never borrow money to buy a toy I would regret buying in a few months that made ZERO impact on my life.
The moral of this story: Get out there and do things. Experience things. Enjoy what you have while you have it. Make mistakes. Learn. Continue to do the things that scare you. What’s life if not lived on the edge?
I hope all of you have a great Wednesday.
Until next time…