day 159: treading

The advance of regret can be so gradual that it is impossible to say "yesterday I was happy, today I am not."


This is a quote from E.M. Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread, which I am reading for my book club next week.

I can honestly say I have no obvious regrets in my life.  Sure, a few things I might have done differently on a daily level, like been nicer to a disobedient boy.  Avoided a bit of road rage.  Or not eaten the second brownie.

But my life has been good.  I recognize my many blessings.  Yesterday I was happy, today I am too. 

6 comments

That Girl | January 24, 2010 at 11:06 PM

I might write that last line on my mirror.

Lara | January 25, 2010 at 6:44 AM

Such a perfect way to see life. It's easy to let our regrets take over, but so important not to let them.. That's what repentance is for...so we can be happy today and tomorrow.

Emma | January 25, 2010 at 7:21 AM

Happy happy joy joy!!! Life is what we make it!!!!

LisAway | January 25, 2010 at 11:13 AM

That's the way to live!!

Luann | January 25, 2010 at 11:49 AM

The beginning of Chapter 4. That one stuck out at me too.

Staying on the path to happiness is often a series of slight course corrections, isn't it? Veering off the path can be just as subtle.

Dedee | January 26, 2010 at 10:44 AM

That's awesome. I am happy today. I'm going to have to find that and read it.