T.G.I.F.: I wish. I do. I hope.

He starts singing. “‘Half my life is over, oh yeah. Half my life has passed me by.’” I roll my eyes, but he keeps going. It’s a bluesy tune and I’m trying to place it. Etta James? B. B. King?“ ‘I wish I could go back, change the past. Have more years, to get it right . . .’”

~ Lori Gottlieb, from her new book titled Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed. Chosen as one of Amazon’s top 10 Books of the Month for April 2019.

Comments

  1. Nah! It will never be perfect, even if we could go back, we would still find fault with what we have. I am learning to love this precious moment exactly as it is, while it is here. Happy Friday Mr K 👏🌈☺️

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  2. Regrets for the past are just moments lost … I rather concentrate on the NOW.
    (maybe a sign of midlife crisis? But then WHO needs a midlife crisis? Life provides us already with ample crises…)
    Have a good Friday, all of you. ❤

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  3. just be here now

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  4. Every day is a fresh slate and a new chance to “get it right.” 😊

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  5. I saw this yesterday,

    “And the morning
    shows up again
    Like it always does

    A reminder that each day
    Comes with free refills

    I tell myself that every hour
    is happy hour, as long as I am
    On this side of the ground

    And maybe that’s a good
    Enough reason to smile
    And get out of bed

    I know it’s not the weekend
    But Friday and Saturday
    are watching

    Let’s give them something
    to talk about

    ~ Rudy Francisco

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  6. I’m almost done with this book – and love it.

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  7. We would never “get it right” if we went back. There will always be something that we forgot to “fix”. It would be a waste of precious time (Kiki said it so well: moments lost) on “this side of of the ground” as stated in the poem Sawsan shared.

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  8. Hi!! GM … sad to say, we’re back in the no ‘rebloging’ status. Sometimes WP just irks me!! Have a great day, friend!! Hugs … 🙂

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  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Good find … ‘Lori Gottlieb, from her new book titled Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed. Chosen as one of Amazon’s top 10 Books of the Month for April 2019.’

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  10. Sorry!! Me again …. take that back!! LOL … was able to RB after all!!

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  11. montanalulu says:

    Rain
    Raymond Carver

    Woke up this morning with
    a terrific urge to lie in bed all day
    and read. Fought against it for a minute.

    Then looked out the window at the rain.
    And gave over. Put myself entirely
    in the keep of this rainy morning.

    Would I live my life over again?
    Make the same unforgiveable mistakes?
    Yes, given half a chance. Yes.

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  12. Christie says:

    We’re all works in progress moving forward…drawing on the lessons of Life experiences, we continue to build on those blocks as the framework fills in…/// an intimate look at the “Walls” family in the book and now a movie, “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls…We All Learn from our past and from others…

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  13. Going back keeps us from enjoying the moment. And by god, I want to enjoy every precious moment left!

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