What I Learned - A Winter Bride by Isla Dewar
A brilliant Edinburgh based story in the 1950's from the fantastic Isla Dewar.
What I Learned:
Always. What you do counts for everything, not what you say, or your intentions, just your actions.
Well this just makes me smile. I must definitely be doing everything right because sometimes it feels like nothing is easy or goes the way it's supposed to! I have definitely been made a man! I do think this makes sense though. Quite often the most amazing people are the one's that have had to overcome life's challenges, and haven't had everything just handed to them.
You can plan and plan and plan some more for that elusive future, but 99 times out of a hundred I guarantee it won't go the way you planned. So you spent all that time and energy worrying about what was going to happen instead on just living for now, appreciating everything happening around you and where you are this very second. Don't let the special moments in the now pass you by.
This is so lovely, and so true.
No point in regrets. They just zap precious time and energy. It's happened. It's gone. You can't change it, but you can change how you choose to move forward and what the rest of your story will be.
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