30 Days of Reflection-Day 15-Regrets

Pause and Reflect…

   Yesterday, I talked about preparing for Christmas and felt everything was on track for Friday, December 25, 2015. I spoke about how our family Christmas is composed of three parts. The first is preparing for Christmas. The second is reminding everyone, but especially the children that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of God’s son, our savior, Jesus. The third part is the day of Christmas with our family celebration…

  Last, I told you about my favorite Christmas verses is Isaiah 9:6-7, “…and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” and how I had worked through my abuse issues and started new family Christmas traditions that I look forward to each year.

Now for today’s reflection and question… 

Question Day 15: If I could do yesterday over again, what is one thing I would do differently?

Al-anon and me…

  I really would not do anything differently for yesterday. I don’t live with regrets and want “do-overs.” I learned long ago from Al-anon, a 12-step program for those who have been affected by someone’s alcoholism, to live one day at a time and to make “living amends” for things as they occur throughout my day. I also follow Just For Today.
 
“Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if I felt had to keep it up for a lifetime.”
 

No Regrets…

I don’t live with regrets. If I do something wrong to myself or someone else, I make amends to them as soon as I can. I learn from my mistakes and try not to repeat them. As Al-anon says, “Progress Not Perfection.”

What about the Bible?…

  What does the Bible say about regrets? I read David’s Psalm 51: 1-2 that says, Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” David once confronted by the profit, Nathan, immediately asks for mercy and forgiveness of his sin. Once we have sinned, we make immediate amends as soon as we are aware.
   
Are you living with regrets?

 Have a good day…

Susan…