No regrets!

“You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel.” Psalm 119:1,8

“We want to forget painful experiences–wipe them out of our memory bank. But the wise Jewish quote says we can use memories to transform to the present and possibly a finer life.” (A Jewish quote.)

I have no regrets about the humble life I lived while living on a farm until we moved to town when I began sixth grade. My past gave me the opportunity to experience living as many in third-world countries continue to live today with no indoor plumbing. It was more of an inconvenience than a hardship. I often joke as an adult that with an outhouse, there was one or more less bathrooms to clean.

When we moved to town, we felt we had struck gold to have an indoor bathroom. Actually, it was a toilet hidden behind a wall in one of the bedrooms upstairs. And, we had a sink in the kitchen with cold running water where we would do sponge baths and wash dishes in one pan and do sponge baths with another pan using water heated on the stove.

I’m grateful for the modern conveniences I have today, and yet, I can relate to those who have to walk a distance, even miles, to carry water for drinking, cleaning, and bathing.

Lord, help us to be grateful for our all the lessons in life. Amen.


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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