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    (~) Planning a Trip Back to "WISHIHAD"

    I had not really planned on taking a trip this time of year, and yet I found myself packing rather hurriedly. This trip was going to be unpleasant and I knewin advance that no real good would come of it. I'm talking about my annual "Guilt Trip." I got tickets to fly there on "WISHIHAD" airlines. It was an extremely short flight. I got my baggage, which I could not check. I chose to carry it
    myself all the way. It was weighted down with a thousand memories of what might have been.

    No one greeted me as I entered the terminal to the Regret City International Airport. I say international because people from all over the world come to this dismal town. As I checked into the Last Resort Hotel, I noticed that they would be hosting the year's most important event, the Annual Pity Party. I wasn't going to miss that great social occasion.

    Many of the towns leading citizens would be there. First, therewould be the Done family. . .you know, Should Have, Would Have and Could Have. Then came
    the I Had family. You probably know ol' Wish and his clan. Of course, the Opportunities would be present, Missed and Lost.
    The biggest family would be the Yesterday's. There are far too many of them to count, but each one would have a very sad story to share. Then Shattered Dreams would surely make an appearance. And It's Their Fault would regale us
    with stories (excuses) about how things had failed in his life, and eachstory would be loudly applauded by Don't Blame Me and I Couldn't Help It.

    Well, to make a long story short, I went to this depressing party... knowing that there would be no real benefit in doing so. And, as usual, I became very depressed.But as I thought about all of the stories of failures brought back from the past, it occurred to me that all of this tri p and subsequent "pity parties"
    could be canceled by ME! I started to truly realize that I did not have tobe there. I didn't have to be depressed.

    One thing kept going through my mind. I CAN'T CHANGE YESTERDAY, BUT I DO HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE TODAY A WONDERFUL DAY. I can be happy, joyous, fulfilled, encouraged, as well as encouraging. Knowing this, I left the City of Regret immediately and left no forwarding address.

    Am I sorry for mistakes I've made in the past? YES! But there is no physical way to undo them. So, if you're planning a trip back to the City of regret, ... please cancel all your reservations now. Instead, take a trip to a place called, Starting Again. I liked it so much ...that I have now taken up permanent
    residence there. My neighbors ...the I Forgive Myself and the New Starts are so very helpful .

    By the way, you don't have to carry around heavy baggage, because the load is lifted from your shoulders upon arrival. God bless you in finding this great town.
    If you can find it... it's in your own heart... please look me up. I live on I CAN DO IT street.

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    perfect timing Denise..... thank you....

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    Wonderful, some of it really hits home. Thanks for the reminder.

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    This is sooooo good! Thanks for sharing!

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    Originally posted by hmsclmom
    This is sooooo good! Thanks for sharing!

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