Throwing away regrets

I get love from everyone I meet. I don't mean to sound egotistical but for my whole life most people have just generally liked me.

It's probably just because I like 99% of people I meet. If you like someone, they are a lot more likely to like you to some extent. It puts an asterisk beside your name at the least.

I receive and give love to some extent with most people in my life, and it is part of what drives me everyday. It keeps me in a positive mood and gives me more energy.

Honestly, I owe my life to the people who just give me a smile, a moment of their time, a laugh.

It hurts so much to lose part of that when I wrong someone I care about.

I've done it a million times. I have cheated, lied, back-stabbed, and done it all over again.

I've lost friends. I've lost lovers. Every time, I lose a piece of what makes me happy.

So I sit. I sit down and regret everything. I think about it all in my mind. I picture it and apologize. No one hears.

I just feel empty when I think about these things. Even after so much time, if I think about it, it drains my energy.

Then I start thinking about all the energy that I have spent wondering, regretting, or analyzing the past. This is all energy I could have spent making a better future, or even just a content present.

I have decided that I will not let the mistakes I have made in the past affect my future.

 

let go

The only way to show respect to the people I have wronged, is to learn from it.

The only problem is, in order for me to do this, I have to throw away the memories. Maybe I'm a coward.

I can never think back to these memories and avoid that empty feeling of regret. Maybe that is something I will learn in time.

For now I will throw them away. All my opinions, all the wondering, the regret, the hate.

And just maybe when I've learned in time, I can revisit these memories, and only see the little piece of love we shared.