Regrets … Looking Back

One of my all time favorite movies is “Bucket List.”  I watch it often, and I never tire of the storyline or the characters.  Bucket List is a movie about living life and fulfilling your hopes, your dreams, all those little things you neglected to do on your journey thru time.

Bucket List is also to some extent a movie about regrets, all those little things that did not make the grade, items that fell off the agenda because you were too busy making a life, to enjoy life.  Those magical moments in time, now relegated to the back burner of the stove.

Today I thought we might take a moment or two, so we could talk about regrets, have any?

Some will tell you that a man (or a woman for that matter) will have more regrets toward the end of their life.  Regretting what it is that should have been, what could have been, all the things they wanted to do, but somehow did not get around to doing it.

Then there are those that will say that regrets come at the beginning of life, when you want to do something, but are for some reason too timid, shy or afraid to do so.  I suppose we all have our own share of regrets.

Some folks are of the school of thought that suggests that if you are at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.  I regret that it was not I, that said that first.

Here is my short list …..

  • One of the things I regret in life is the fact that I did not do a lot of skinny dipping with all those young, supple, well endowed, bow-legged women in high-school, and now much older and graduated, wish I had done more of that.  Her clothes and my clothes, hangin from the same limb.  Summer breeze and plenty of time … I truly wish I had more good healthy outdoors shenanigans on those Indian Summer afternoons in twelfth grade and regret not doing just that. 
  • I regret not running for President of the United States, I believe I could have “effected a change” or at least done as well as the current elected person that we have now. 
  • I regret not using Dial Soap and wish that everyone else did.
  • I regret always being in a hurry to leave Montana and wish I were there right now.  
  • I regretted not turning off the drivers heat on the bus last week, when I went to use it this weekend, the batteries were dead and I was homesteaded for the weekend. 
  • I regret sending in the VISA payment on the 27th, because it was due on the 26th, and that cost me $25. 
  • When she asked me “Do these pants make me look big?” I regret saying …. Oh, well you get the drift, dontcha?

Comments section is open, tell us what you think.  We promise we won’t beat you up too bad.  What do you regret, other than landing on this site today, and my consuming eight to ten minutes of your time?


4 thoughts on “Regrets … Looking Back

  1. The first time I did the skinny dipping thing I was 16 years old… and ended up with a bad case of swimmers itch. I had to go to mom about it, confess what I’d done, and she knew exactly what it was. I always wondered how she knew?? Anyway, it didn’t stop me from skinny dipping…

    I regret not punching the lights out of a couple of people. I should never have listened to do-gooders that advised me to turn the other cheek. Sometimes, a good ass-kickin is more effective. Not that I’ve ever tried that route. I’ve just always given in to “doing the right thing” which, never did a damned bit of good.

    I regret not listening to my gut… to my inner spirit. Again, my advice to young people is “listen” to your gut… not other people. I wish so many times I had listened to that “little voice” within.
    Your first shot is usually your best shot, but it is often hard to “trust the inner voice or the gut” as you are not sure if it is the right thing to do or not, as you so adeptly pointed out. (or at least that is how I am from time to time) I wrote something about it not long ago, here is the link … It was called Tuesday Morning Meltdown and it kind of reminds me of what we are talking about here (gut feelings).

    Check it out, tell us what you think.

    Never got the swimmers itch thing, but I did pick up some things that required shots … the sixties were really good to me, I have to admit.



  2. Love the article, I’m going to repost it and attempt to add some of my regrets, which I try to live life without any but I think we all know that’s not possible. Regretting not skinny dipping is a great one; however, I cannot say the same thing, being from a small town in Minnesota our entire summer was spent in less than a bathing suit at one of the hundreds of lakes/rivers/swamps near home. Now I’m at the age and size where I shouldn’t be doing that. Who knows what Florida will bring though.
    Yes, we are “all a little different now” aren’t we? James said yesterday that he was a “17 year old trapped in a body 60” or something to that effect. I regret that I was never able to ski the french alps, I had always dreamed of doing that, and then I blew out my knee, and two operations later I sent that idea to the back burner of the stove.

    Thanks for droppin’ by



  3. Enjoyed your humor. Thanks for the chuckle.
    Thank you, we try to send our very best out each day, it is the least we can do. Stop by anytime and share a thought or two.



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