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Regrets

Hurricane Season is part of your life if you live in Florida. It is always in the back of our minds, if not right and front when a storm threatens. It is then, when faced with a situation out of our control, that we all admit to some regrets. Definitely regrets are part of our lives, but in these times this is not good for us. After all, whatever we regret now, was a decision we made thinking it was the right one. We were satisfied with them at the time. Now we have much in our minds, we do not need regrets, not at all.

It is on hind sight that decisions become regrets. Once we analyze what happened afterwards, after we break apart the consequences. It is then that we regret. Regrets, then, are nothing more than we looking back and deciding we could have done something else, we could have said things differently, we could have waited, we could have kept our counsel. Hind sight, that is all and we must recognize that.

We can drive ourselves crazy, we can get upset and wish things would have been different. Unfortunately, life happens and we cannot change the past. There is no going back. We can wish and we can recriminate and go over everything again……we will achieve nothing.

Since we hardly make mistakes or make the wrong decision on purpose, it is unreasonable to regret. Why spend time regretting when we can spend it more productively. Moving on is always challenging, but it is more so when we are dealing with stressful situations. Concentrate on the present, work to make things easier for yourself and for everyone, leave regrets behind.

Let’s be prepared and hope the storm passes without causing too much destruction. Pay attention and be safe!!!

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Living

Traveling….

Be open to the world and all it can bring to your life. Nourish the desire to see other places and be willing to learn from what you see and experience. Traveling doesn’t have to be a luxury, a dream. Few of us are lucky enough to visit every place we ever wanted to see. Consequently, most of us wander as far as we can and enjoy what we find there.

A good start is get to know your city. In today’s world you can find so many different influences in a small place. Explore, taste, visit the different neighborhoods. There are museums and restaurants and parks to visit. Take a guided tour, see it with the eyes of a visitor. Learn how others see it and fall in love with it once more.

Travel as far as you can go and make memories. That is why one of my favorite places to visit is where my family lives. Wherever that may be at this moment in time. It was not always like that, but it is now. Where else can I feel so relaxed and complete? I now look at these trips as an important part of my well-being.

Nowadays, when I can travel father, I consider myself lucky. I choose my destination not because everyone goes or is the place to go this year or everyone I know has gone, I choose it because I truly want to see what it is like. I want to experience the place, not add another check to my travel list. Traveling is so much more than that.

So we go to celebrate important dates in our loved ones lives, we plan family trips and the least of our concerns is where we are going, but who we are going with. Always choosing a place where we can spend time playing, talking, having long sit-down meals and walking at sunset. Traveling has become a time to share, to spend lazy days without rushing. It’s not longer a time to go see, rush to the next destination and take photos to post on social media. I enjoy traveling now, more than ever!!!

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Attitude is Everything

Age opens our eyes to many things, I would put this one among the most important. How we take what life throws at us is vital, how we react to situations is crucial and how we see ourselves is essential. Hence, my point: we must live our lives with a clear sense of who we are and how we see ourselves because we only have us to please. This is imperative.

Five years ago, I let my hair go natural. It was liberating and I’ve never looked back. I started a blog and decided to listen to myself, tossing aside everything that kept me attached to things and situations that did not serve me anymore. It was an eye-opening, if not an easy task.

Now the time has come to reap the benefits of those five years. After all the listening, Attitude became the only answer. Never cower before situations that present themselves to us. Walk with our head high and move on. This is the time, this is the place.