Monday, February 16, 2009

Lay down your regrets, because all you have is now!

"Life is a journey, not a destination. There are no mistakes, just chances we take. And lay down your regrets, because all you have is now." I heard this quote, and it will forever be embedded in my mind!

I never want to regret missing out on time spent with family...


I never want to regret not relishing in the title of being "Aunt" for this sweet niece of mine, every chance I get...




I never want to regret not taking the time to see the beauty in the artwork of a child...


I never want to regret not giving love back to those four-legged friends who love us unconditionally...


I never want to regret not basking in the beauty that surrounds us...


And lastly, I never want to regret not taking a moment to thank God every day for having this woman to call my mom.... (I thought this was a great picture).


So that was my Valentine's Day all wrapped up in those pictures. Got to spend it with my mom and beautiful niece. We got to watch her overnight while my brother and sister-in-law went away and had a Valentine's overnighter. She is such a ball of fire and so fun to be around. She's the cutest thing I've ever laid my eyes on, of course I'm a little biased :o)

Back to the whole intention and meaning of this, many of us go through life living with regrets, including myself. I challenge you today and myself, to put those regrets aside, and make it a beautiful day!!! :o)

13 comments:

Staci said...

Oh, being an aunt is the greatest thrill of my life!

By the way, I added you to my blogroll! Thanks for all your encouraging posts!

Jenna said...

What a great post!! Loved it!

Mrs. Dwiggins said...

besides being a mom being an aunt is one of my favorite things! Great post!

Loree said...

What good advice. I think we all tend to live with some regrets but would be so much happier if we just let go of them.

Jordan said...

I'm glad that you had a good Valentine's Day! Your neice is super cute =]

Emily said...

I love this post! thank you soo much for sharing.. !

Heather said...

I love this post! You are such a good blogger :) I may have to steal this idea soon!!

My name is Megan... said...

sounds like a wonderful time!!! no regrets :)

Nichele Lynn said...

I love you Valentines Day!!! One you'll never forget, I'm sure!!!

Kim said...

Your little niece is adorable! I'm sure you're a fabulous aunt! Being "aunt" is the best!!!

Kaitlyn said...

I never want to regret not striving to become more like the woman you are :) You have the BEST priorities!

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing, you are so sweet!

tara said...

great post! is that a weimaraner dog in the picture with you? we have one too.
thanks for stoping by and congratulating us, we are so thrilled! -tara