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Old 09-17-2006, 06:12 PM   #11
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too many places where I can say that I think.
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:47 PM   #12
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Oh, so many things I would do differently, if only I could go back!

Unfortunately, we don't get to do that, and perhaps that's for the best, because it's all our experiences that make us what we are.

But if only Kim and I could have met in high school...
Of course Christmas and birthdays would have kept us in the poorhouse, because we'd probably have had a whole trout-line full of babies, and gooodness knows how many grandbabies.
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:18 AM   #13
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remember: times that suck only help you to realize when times are good.

you wouldn't be the person you are today if not for the hurdles heretofore.

time spent being regretful is the only thing to regret. everything else is life.

a favourite quote:
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

another one from t.r.:
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:22 AM   #14
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I am very happy with who and where I am right now, and I suppose I would not be here if not for what happened before.

Still, I could have skipped the ex.
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:42 AM   #15
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I'm with those who believe that the screw-ups make you the better person. I like my life now, and I wouldn't be here if I hadn't made those mistakes. The lousy first marriage to a druggie. If I un-did that, I wouldn't have the husband I have now, because I'd have stayed in the Air Force (I got out after one term because HE couldn't stand the discipline. He proceeded to dump me). But getting my honorable discharge and getting a job at the Pentagon led to meeting my husband of 23 years. It's a long haul, and if you undo your previous mistakes, you screw up what you have now. There are a lot of time travel movies and novels about that, but really, think about it.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:06 PM   #16
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I would have avoided Brian.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:10 PM   #17
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I have regrets... but like vera said, they gave me the life I have today so
I guess I wouldn't change them. What I have NOW is worth every tear I cried in the past.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:13 PM   #18
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There are too many things in my life that I would have changed-mostly dealing with my children-so much I would have spared them if I knew what outcomes were going to be but, I would never, NEVER, ever change in a million years having married Jimmy.We are married 26 and 1/2 years, been together for 30 and have been through heaven and **** and still stand strongly together.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:33 PM   #19
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If I had to live my life over I would have never married my husband. I wasted 8 years on him and he had a terrible gambeling problem.

I should have married my boyfriend Brad when I was in my 30's. He was kind, generous and was a living doll. He also had a lot of money that didn't hurt. I couldn't make up my mind and now I am sorry.

Jill and Jolie
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:27 PM   #20
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I wouldn't do anything different. I'm a firm believer of living without regrets. I'm happy with my life and I've made a lot of mistakes but have learned from them, suffered the consequenses and in some cases reaped rewards. I am grateful for every day I have.
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