July 18th – National Toss Away the ‘Could Haves’ and ‘Should Haves’ Day


I sat down tonight and wrote down any regrets that came to mind. What I could or should have done that I wish I could change. My list ranged from career, to spiritual, to eating more vegetables.

I try my best to live my life in the moment without regrets, but nobody can be perfect at that. We’ve all got stuff. What if I’d spoken to that friend differently, or taken that job, or saved my money? Where would I be now? How would my life be different?

I feel pretty comfortable saying that my life probably wouldn’t be that different, and if it was, it might not be better. Good or Bad, I’m grateful for where I am now. It could always be worse.

After I wrote down my list, I crumpled that list into a ball and tossed it away. Today is the day to toss away regrets and focus on today and the future. Dwelling won’t get me anywhere I want to go.

If I didn’t have such a pesky smoke detector I would have burned my list, but as it is it just went into the garbage. Give it a try. You might find it freeing.

What’s Tomorrow?

July 19th


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