Don’t go changin’…

Omigosh! “Being Human” got interesting tonight. (See my “this blog’s being” if you don’t know what I’m talking about.) Sally went back to the day she died and possessed herself in order to stop her death. Then she meets Aiden and Josh and tries to rework the future to be the way she thinks it should be by attempting to prevent all the bad things that happen to the three of them. Of course, it doesn’t work out that way. Never does in the movies or TV. And I suppose it wouldn’t in real life either even if we had the chance. But we don’t. Sometimes I fantasize about having a chance to go back and undo something I have done. Wouldn’t it be great if life had a “Control-Z” key?  Kind of like an imaginary “oops” button that would let you undo the last thing you just did.

But as I think back on my life, it turns out I wouldn’t want to change even the bad things. They’re a part of me and, even as painful as they were, they’ve shaped who I am today. I’m not saying I don’t have regrets, cuz I do. I wish I had one more hour with my mom, dad and sister who have passed away so I could tell them what they mean to me. I wish I could take back hurtful words I’ve said. I would hug my kids more. And more. But as far as the times when life was the pits, well, its the pits that make me appreciate the mountaintops.

So good luck Sally. Probably should have left well enough alone. Guess you can’t blame a girl for trying.

Being Human connection: We all live with some level of regret. Learn from it. Let it make you better, not bitter.