Friday, December 30, 2011

If I had the year over....

If I had the year over, would I have done things differently? Would I have put my foot down earlier and more firmly? Suffered fools a lot less? Would I have spent less time with that person who proved a false friend, and been more sympathetic to the one who genuinely needed me? 
Would I have abstained from ordering that takeaway that gave all of us an upset stomach?

With the benefit of hindsight, one can always do things better. But I wouldn’t really want to change too much; I am happy with the way things turned out this year. 

Flashback 2011- January
On a cold winter morning in one of the most inaccessible parts of rural India, I watched the sun go down behind a temple. As the colours faded into black and white, for a moment, I could see my entire life in stunning clarity. This photograph taken in January forms a part of my Pictoral Flashback of 2011.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We can't change it anyway, so why worry?
Happy New Year, Rayna!

Erin Beyko said...

Haoppy new Year, glad you had a year to be happy with.

Ann said...

You have achieved when you say you are happy with how things transpired or how you dealt with them. Good for you.

I change the things I wish I could change when I write! Plenty of fodder for it!!!

Have a wonderful New Year!

sue said...

We can't change what is, but there's a morning tea I would gladly never have come into contact with!

Have a wonderful new year, and enjoy celebrating your achievements.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I'm so glad you don't have a lot to regret. Maybe we all would do some things differently; I know I would. But in the end, we do the best we can with what happens. I love your attitude!

SueAnn said...

Same here!! Have a wonderful celebration

Chuck said...

I just say Happy New Year Rayna and hopes for at least as good a one in the coming year!


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