I was thinking this morning how thankful I am to God for where I am in life right now and I realized I have no regrets.
There were times I was in some dark places and I have done things I am certainly not proud of, however, all those experiences contribute to the person I am today.
If I spent my time regretting my life and decisions I’ve made, I would not be able to move forward and that would be a shame.
I believe the experiences we go through and come through in life shape who we become.
You cannot teach a person to be compassionate, understanding of others’, have empathy or do things from the heart. These are traits one is usually born with or develop as a result of being put in a position of non favor and having to overcome ridicule/ negative comments or behaviors from others.
Living with a mental illness or recovering from drug/ alcohol addiction are examples of life experiences that can potentially help develop these traits.
Had it not been for some experiences in my life from a young child, I doubt I would be thinking about a career that would allow me to help encourage others to reach their goals. I would not be effective at relating to people in various life situations. I would have nothing to share. I would not have a story to tell showing people hope.
Without those humbling experiences I would not be able to show compassion, empathy, be nonjudgmental regarding a person’s situation or even know the importance of really listening.
These are all reasons why I have no regrets.
love to all,
pb: Positively and Persistently Pursuing my dream to be a Peer Support Person.
Everyone needs someone to walk with them sometime.