I read, the other day, of someone saying, ‘I’d rather grow old than die young.’ It is only when you get older you realise life is far too short, and breaking the odd rule is a choice most of us make at some point on our journey to old age.
The same person also said, ‘Forgive, but never forget.’ I’ve done that all my life as I have always found it easier. Hate is such a negative emotion and leaves us feeling bitter and worn-out. Love and forgiveness are a much nicer emotion to feel, and much more positive. Kissing slowly and loving truly is something I can look back on with a smile on my face, and a twinkle in my eye, and that’s all I will say on that matter. But when the chips are down, I have found laughing to be the best therapy for any ills.
So thinking about whether or not I regret anything in my life, I say what is the point? I do not want to live in the past, but I want to look upon my past and smile about the things I’ve done: the people I’ve met: the risks I took. Yes, we all make mistakes, or what we think are mistakes at the time. But in the end those mistakes make us realise just what it is we really want out of life.
The choices we make, we make for a reason. We might not see what the reasoning is behind some of those choices at the time, but we do further-on down the line. That’s when we can smile and say I did the right thing, and I can honesty say, ‘Je ne regrette rien’ – I regret nothing.