I don’t regret what I’ve been through. I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows. I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, ‘I wish this didn’t happen.’ It’s part of who I am. Jennifer Lopez, performer and much more
Alexa, that Internet “thingie” that answers all of your questions when you ask her, moved in today. It’s like having a Genie In A Bottle. It made me wonder, If I had a Genie for real, what would I wish for? Like Lopez, I wouldn’t change much in the past or present. The highs and lows of my life formed me, molded me into this less-than-perfect, 73-year old woman with whom I’m pretty comfortable.
If you’ve experienced recent loss, my guess is you would wish it away. But the inevitable can’t be wished away forever. All living things come to an end, we just want them to stay with us as long as possible. Perhaps that’s a reasonable wish. I’d also pick world peace, eradication of cancer, Alzheimer’s and other horrible diseases, and I’m not too crazy about hurricanes. But I choose not to wish my life away. How about you?
Affirmation: I have no regrets.
Coaching questions: If you had three wishes, what would they be? How have you been changed by the ups and downs of your life? What will help you be content with where you are in your life right now?
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I’ve been sharing my 3 wishes for aging for awhile now with whomever will listen. 1. I stop driving on my own terms before the keys are taken away and before I hurt myself or anyone else. 2. If I need to go into some type of care facility, it is because I made that decision and that I go without putting a guilt trip on my family saying they are not taking care of me. And 3. I’m the HAPPY old lady in the nursing home and not a crabby and complaining old lady sitting in the corner in her wheel chair. I’ve also added a 4th wish. My son is in charge of making sure the hairs are shaved off of my chin when I can no longer do that myself.
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I love this!! I’d say, “Ditto” to every one of them.
Well, I probably would only have one wish— that my father had not died at age 43 when I was 15. My mother’s life would have been really, really different and then so would mine. But that didn’t happen and we “made it through”.
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And you’re possibly stronger as a result. Still…a sad occurrence.