Wednesday, October 19, 2011

No regrets

As part of the writing prompts at http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/ I'm going to post things I've never done.
1) I've never regretted getting an education; It's not about being smart, it's about being open to new and diverse ways of looking at the world.
2) I've never flown in a hot air balloon. Even though I do have teensy little bit of fear of heights I have managed to fly to Alaska multiple times, zip line in Mexico and fly in a helicopter in Peru.
3) I've never had to hide from the law. Seriously, as a teenager I was a little bit of a delinquent. Nothing by today's standards. And as far as I know there are no outstanding warrants for my arrest.
4) I've never asked one of my children to be like any other one of my children. I celebrated their individualism and supported their desires to be different.
5) I've never called my youngest son, born 9 years after his closest sibling, who is closer in age to his nephew (5 year spread) that he was an "oops-baby". He has always been my BONUS baby.
6) I don't always embrace change but I do hang on with both hands until I get to the other side of the ride.
7) I've never sailed in a yacht.
8) There are many countries I've never visited like Egypt, Israel, Belize, Honduras. BUt I have been fortunate to travel to Europe, Mexico, Jamaica, Peru, and Guatemala.
9) I've never burned a flag. I honor the country of my birth and show love and respect for it's freedoms.
10) I've never eaten a grasshopper.
11) I've never regretted taking one more day off from work to be with a friend. There is always more work, friends are far more precious.
12) I've never gone truly hungry. I am so grateful for my blessings.
So that's my dozen, what about you? What have you never done?

4 comments:

jen@its all about me said...

Hey I put sailing on my list too! Great minds think alike..

And you're so right I would never burn our flag either; we may not be perfect but I sure am grateful to live here!

Saucy B said...

I think it's interesting that this exercise prompted both of us to recognize how grateful we are for certain things in our lives.
And btw, three of my best friends are RN's and you nurses ROCK.

Tiffany said...

This is a great list!!! I have hid from the law before even though I was a goody-two-shoes. I was at the wrong party one time in high school! :) Thanks for the visit to my space.

jeannine said...

Great list. I HAVE gone hungry. Once I was on a Navy ship, I went to lunch late and all the food that was left was still there for a reason... it was crap! Yes I was hungry. But not so hungry that I would eat any thing. I then went back to my nursing floor and forgot about my empty tummy.