My New Year's Wish

I think about the decisions and choices that I have made over the years.  Would I go back in time and change things if I had the opportunity?

Well, I wish I hadn’t gotten married the first time around so that I would have never gotten divorced, but then I wouldn’t have my beautiful baby boy,  Ronnie.

I wish I wouldn’t have gotten in tons of debt in my 20’s  but then I would have never felt the joy of getting out of debt and learning how to be credit smart.

I wish I would have been less enabling with my brother Roger who is serving a six year prison term for methamphetamine, but… prison has given him a second chance at  life.

Dare I say my personal mantra is “No Regrets?”

 Absolutely not!  This statement, although appealing  in many regards, embraces the dumb theology that “everything happens for a reason.”  Without regret, there is no reason to improve.

I wouldn’t go back and change anything because my journey, although bumpy, has been a fascinating ride.  Garth says it best!  “My life is better left to chance.  I could have missed the pain but I’d of had to miss the dance.”  

My New Year’s wish is to dream bigger than I ever have done before with no sense and no reason.  I want to permit my mind to take that leap into the realm of the impossible to believe I am capable of anything my heart and my mind can agree upon.

You can borrow my wish. I love you.  Learn to develop the power within you. Be senseless.  Be unreasonable.



  1. Rebecca on December 31, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Wow! I couldn’t have said it better myself! I am looking forward to a new year…and am expecting a wonderful one!

  2. Mikala on December 31, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Great advice! Love it.

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  4. Vicki Marino on December 31, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Eloquent!!! I AM borrowing your wish. Thanks for all of the 2010 thought-provoking inspiration – looking forward to more. Love you.

  5. Posey Gaines on December 31, 2010 at 3:48 am

    And the people said, “Amen!”

  6. leonda on January 1, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Always on point, and with a shout out to my hometown boy to boot.

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