Monday, May 16, 2011

A life of regret

Hey people,i was actually away for a few days.Not on vacation though,but for my aunty's traditional marriage.The trip was a very crazy one.I had to take excuse from my office to live on Friday and because my elder brother wouldn't let me drive him on the highway (no mind the fear fear guy jare),i sat while he drove.Halfway we had a flat tire and because i was the younger of the two of us,i had to be the one to go get it fixed and all (remind me not to come out last in my next life).We got to the village and everything went well (leaving me with pain all over my body though) until we had to go and drop some of the invitees.Just minutes from where we were to drop them off,one of the rear tires pulled off entirely.Luckily for us we weren't on speed and there were no vehicles on speed behind us.Anyways,we managed to get the vehicle off the road and because it was late and there was no way to fix it,so we paid someone to watch it,left it and went back to the village.Now i am back!

This post is a rather serious one and you'd soon find out why.Everyday we're faced with issues where we have to make certain decisions.I mean you are even sometimes faced with the decision of whether or not to go to work,right? Life comes with lots of decisions to be made,but it's in your best interest to take time to think before you decide because making the wrong decision is detrimental to you either psychologically,emotionally or even physically.I know of a lady who against the advices and threats of her parents went ahead to marry the man she loved.Well,after a few years of marriage she turned into a punch-bag,not before she started sharing him with countless other gurls.She reached a point where she was to make a decision,she made it and is paying severely for it,You can hear the regret in her voice even before she tells you about it,you can even see it in her eyes.People make various decisions daily and some of them end up hunting them for the rest of their lives.In my estate where i used to live before i moved out,had some guys who decided to join various cults.The result? Well,lets just say some of them won't have to worry about decision ever...they died.Some of them are in jail,while some are being stigmatized.

Actually,this post was encouraged an sms i received just this morning.It's was so full of regret and it got me wondering.If you know you'd regret a decision,why make it? I mean life is too short to live your life in regret.Some regrets are just for a while,while some are like a part of your life.So,before you make a decision,think it through thoroughly and make sure it's not the one that'll make you live a life of regret.Believe me,it's not worth it living a life of regret...life was meant to be enjoyed,not regretted.I wish you the best people.Have a nice day and week ahead!

13 comments:

  1. yeah! I am d first to comment.Sorry for the stress u went thru but all de same giv thanks to God.And I pray we don't do things or take decisions dat will make us regret in life in Jesus name Amen.Ve a nice week ahead too.Cheers!

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  2. @Helen: Thanks a alot Helen for stopping by and yes,may God not let us make decisions that'll make us regret.

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  3. Hmmm, first i will ndo about those car troubles and glad that nothing serious came of it.

    Its true you should think things through very carefully and not make hasty or fool-hearty decisions. But it is also true that even the best laid plans do not always carry positive results. Every decision we have made is responsible for making us the person we are today and will be tomorrow. So even from bad decisions there is almost always something to be gained. Don't regret your decisions, even the bad ones, take them as life lessons. If it turns out to be not the best decision use it as a deterrent from making that kind of choice in the future.

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  4. @LadyNgo: Very nice,i'd have added it to the main post cos it really makes sense.Nice one my LadyNgo!

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  5. Pele about the car troubles.... If people know where their decisions will take them, no one will ever make a bad decision. we live and learn, take risks... sometimes they pay off, sometimes they land us in hot water. In my opinion, it's better to try and fail than to live a life of "maybe" "if-only".

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  6. @9jaFOODie: Thanks alot dear.Meanwhile some people actually do things thinking they can endure the consequences only to end up regretting.

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  7. God is so good because He is guiding all of you on your journey. And I agree so much that deciding shouldn't be taken for granted. I have done a lot of wrong decisions in my life and I regret it. But I can't do anything about it but to face it.

    Anyway I have installed a text link of your blog leading to your blog of course. If you have time you might want to check it out. http://kench-alegado.blogspot.com/2011/04/exchange-link.html

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  8. Thank God for journey mercies, missed your posts!

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  9. I don't know the thing with guys and driving cars? Ah han! You see someone to drive you and you complain.Thank God the journey went well. I believe God went before you. Decision making is all part of being human. Some decisions we make without giving it much thought eg should i drink garri with my moimoi or drink pap? or more serious ones like the one you mentioned above. Whatever decision man makes play a role in making him the kind of person he will become. So we should learn from the outcome of our decisions be it good or bad.

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  10. i hope i made some sense.#distraction

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  11. @Kench Alegado: That's the way to tackle wrong decisions.As far as you've made them,accept them and move forward rather than live in regret.Thanks for the link Kench!

    @Kitkat: Thanks dear and i'm back fully!

    @Okeoghene: C'mon Okeoghene,driving is fun,mostly when you're a car freak like my humble self.I totally agree with you that we should learn from whatever decicion we make,whether good or bad and yes,you made a whole lotta sense...should i ask why you were distracted though?

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  12. This is so true. One of the worst things that can happen to you is regret. Word on that! Sorry about your accident. Thank God it didn't lead to any injuries!

    Adiya

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  13. @The Corner Shop: Yeah,i'm grateful to God for His grace and i agree that one of the worst things that can happen to anyone is regret!

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