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WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY



Looking back on my life it is easy to see the things that I wished I had done differently. I have made so many bad choices and missteps that I sometimes wonder if I had chosen a different path what my life would have looked like. Would I have been happier, more financially secure or would I have ended up exactly where I am now.


Looking back on my life I can pinpoint a pivotal decision I made that changed the road that I would travel. We all have faced a crossroad where we had to make a choice, and no matter what choice we made we wonder if it was the right one.


Someone that I loved would on occasions express to me how he regretted the bad choices he made in this life. When I spoke to him near the end of his life he still had not forgiven himself for the choices and missteps that lead him down a path that he later regretted.


If I could speak to him now, I would tell him that we all have things in our past that we wished we had done differently. I wish I had told him that he was so much more than the bad choices made.


I would love to hear about what you would have done differently and whether or not you have forgiven yourself for the choices that you have made?


Evelyn C. Fortson


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GwenDee
GwenDee
Apr 30, 2021

I don't believe that I would have changed any of the decisions I have made. I truly believe that you finally end up where you belong. Your journey may curve and swoop along the way but ultimately you land safe. 😎

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Evelyn Fortson
Evelyn Fortson
May 01, 2021
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If your belief is correct then I would definitely do some things differently and skip the curvy, bumpy road where I lost my way, had my heart broken and spent more money than I made. The only thing I wouldn't want to change is having my son. Hopefully the redo would come with wisdom 🤔

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So many things I would have done differently. As for forgiveness, yes, I think so. But as for wishing I could travel back and take the other fork in the road, I find that I look back more often...

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Evelyn Fortson
Evelyn Fortson
May 01, 2021
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Be careful looking back with regret. The definition of regret is feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity). Regret can easily turn into hopelessness. The things that have happened to us, or the things that we have done to ourselves have made us stronger and hopefully wiser. We all have regret, but everyday we have an opportunity to do better, be better. Don't let regret steal the joy that each new day brings!!!

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Hi...not have left my retirement Plan A for Plan E...

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Evelyn Fortson
Evelyn Fortson
Apr 28, 2021
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I didn't have Plan A, but I too took the money and elected Plan E. In the end everything turned out well, so don't be so hard on yourself. What's done is done, just know that everything is going to be okay.

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