There are times when we fall into the trap of "regret". We start traveling along the course of "what if".
What if I had done this instead of that?
What if I had never left that job?
What if I'd refused to do such-and-such thing 20 years ago?
What if I'd never got involved with that person?
The list of "what if-s" can be endless.
Off late, I was going through a similar list. And it had become like a sort of endless loop. Until I finally realized something...
When I looked back at WHY I did whatever I was having second thoughts about now, I realized I did them all out of love. Every single one of those things. And if I were to re-live my past, I would do them all over again. Yes. I would do them all over again.
That's when I realized there really was no reason for me to have regrets.
When you make choices that are based on love, you will never regret making them. But when you act out of fear or under pressure, when you allow yourself to be manipulated by someone else's will, those are the only decisions that you will eventually come to regret. And quite reasonably so.