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. 
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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.

7 comments:

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
Hugs
SueAnn

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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