Sunday, September 14, 2008

Regret Less

[In case you think you're seeing doubles, don't worry. I'm using this same post for our Year of Gratitude blog and this one today because I'm tired and my eyes are googly. Been a long day of football fundraising, cooking for others, and helping take care of Mom. ;)]
Sunday, the traditional first day of the week. I wonder what today will hold? My two sisters and I are taking our mom on a short trip as she’s been very ill for almost a year and has been itching to go somewhere. She’s always loved nothing more than cozying up to a poker slot machine for hours and hours, so we’re going to fulfill that wish for her at a large casino and spend time just the four of us for an overnighter. We’ve got the meds, supplies, wheelchair, and insulin packed up and our don’t-leave-home-without-it Bag O’ Snacks that has always accompanied us on every journey.
After so much bad weather lately, we’re hoping for sunny skies with maybe just a light sprinkle or two. I’m grateful for this time and for this getaway. Three people close to me have lost a loved one suddenly in the last week, so I know what a blessing it is to have as many good days to spend with those you care most about as possible. When the time comes, I won’t have as many shoulda/woulda/couldas and regrets hanging over me as some people do. That is a blessing I truly am grateful for.

All this pondering about time and loss of loved ones and regrets got me to wondering if there are things we can do to minimize those dark cloudy feelings, besides the obvious one of doing today what could be put off until tomorrow or later on. How do you live more fully each day pursuing the things, people and plans most important to you?


Kathryn Magendie said...

Hope you all have a good time...I'm off to a writer's picnic for the NetWest or something like that -have never been to their functions and I should...but I get that old reclusive pull of "aw, I should just stay home..." well, this time I'm going...

Let's hope we both come home thinking "Now, I am so glad I did this...what a perfect day."

And sending good thoughts to you and sis and Mom

Anonymous said...

See ya soon. How are you still raising funds for football w/o someone playing. O that's right, it Angie.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I hope we have the same positive glad-I-did-it thoughts too, Kat. I want a report from your picnic event, k?

Oren...don't ask my why I'm helping out. You're still a school/sports backer and you don't even have kids there anymore! LOL

The Paper Whisperer said...

Godspeed to you and your traveling band of the cha ching, cha ching sisterhood. May you all hit the jackpot! Hugs and prayers, The Paper Whisperer

Anonymous said...

Glad you are off to the coast with "MOM" - should be a fun time. I hope all the bells and whistles ring and zing for your gals ! I love you and "MOM". Keep safe and have a load of fun. Frito Snatcher

Angie Ledbetter said...

PW, ...and a good time was had by all. Thanks.

Dear Frito: Wished you were there. I remember another similar trip with different people, involving a parrot green hot tub in the room. *grin*

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