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Erasure

12 Mar

I got up this morning with Mr. Rockstar and made coffee. I made his lunch while I waited for the coffee to finish brewing. So far my morning is going well.Hope yours is also. Happy Tuesday!

Daily Prompt:ย Erasure

by michelle w. on March 12, 2013

You have the choice to erase one incident from your past, as though it never happened. What would you erase and why?

One incident gone from my past as it if never happened…Hmmm! As I sit here thinking of just one incident I’m not sure I can because they are all part of the whole. If I changed one thing wouldn’t it change everything? If I changed one thing then it might mean that I wouldn’t have met Mr. Rockstar. I wouldn’t have had my children. I wouldn’t have…OH WAIT, I can’t talk about that on the internet, lol!

So let’s just say that I can erase one thing and it not erase or affect all of ย the good things. What one thing? Truth is, every time I think of one thing I’d erase I realize how it might have affected my life now. If I hadn’t made that mistake I wouldn’t have learned that particular lesson. Most lessons are valuable ones. Sure I’ve made some mistakes. Some were doozies, but overall I’ve learned from all of my mistakes. But for the sake of the prompt I’m going to say I’d have spent more time with my children when they were young. More quality time. I’d have stopped what I was doing, like the dishes or cleaning or whatever, and sat down with them. I’d have played with them more. Taken them to the park or the playground more. I’d have spent more quality time with them. I’d have told them I loved them more. I’d have told them I was proud of them more. Now they are grown, and I can’t get their childhood back.

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26 responses to “Erasure

  1. Amba

    March 12, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I love how positive you are. How you have decided not to erase any major incident from your life in order to keep the lesson ๐Ÿ™‚ That is something I need to remember too . I’m sure your kids appreciate everything you DID do ๐Ÿ™‚

     
    • Lissa

      March 12, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜€

       
  2. purpleperceptions

    March 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Hello Lissa! =)

    Yup, this is exactly what I said too. I couldn’t erase any part of me. *fist bump* woot! =)

    ~Cookie

     
  3. djmatticus

    March 12, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Oh… I wonder if I would change my answer once I’ve had kids. I hadn’t considered that aspect of it. Great post.

     
  4. Borednicole

    March 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I feel the same way. If I changed anything I wouldn’t be where I am today. Although I wish I would have paid more attention to my health. ๐Ÿ™‚

     
    • Lissa

      March 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Me too! Though I’m not actually unhealthy, I really wish I’d gone to the dentist more often (Though I did enough as a teenager when I had braces to have accounted for at least 3 people). And I wish I’d never started smoking. And I really wish I’d stayed on a regular exercise program…LOL! Each time I thought about erasing something I thought about the consequences of what might have happened if I could actually erase it and realized it could change the course of things and I like where I am right now, and who I am. ๐Ÿ˜€

       
  5. UndercoverL

    March 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Hey, Lissa! Thanks for the ping/trackback. You sent a lot of traffic my way, so I just wanted to acknowledge you and say “THANKS!” Also, I want to give you a written pat on the back and high-five for your take on this prompt. I can’t help but agree with you. Who knows what we would be missing if we had changed anything in the past? I hate the fact that I married and had kids so young, but where would I be without my sons, even if I only see them three times a year? They formed me into the woman that I am, along with every single situation I have survived.

    I like that you are happy where you are. Your kids and Rockstar are blessed to have a happy woman in their lives! And don’t beat yourself up for the time you wish you’d spent with them but didn’t. Time with kids is definitely a quality over quantity situation. I want to get out of the house and get a job so that I value the time I have with my kids more. Right now, I take my time with them for granted, sad as it is to admit. In the end, as long as they know mommy loves them, they will be great!

    *muah*

     
    • Lissa

      March 12, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      You’re quite welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€ And thanks for the pat on the back. Like you, I have wondered what might have happened had I went to college right out of high school. Had I not gotten married and had kids in my early 20’s. But now I’m 45 and happy and I think that regardless of whether we take yields, u-turns, the right or the left, or the road more or less traveled, it’s all part of the our own journey. it’s pointless to look back with regret. Who, what, and how I am is because of all that I’ve done, been through, etc–it’s all part and parcel of the me I am right now. Sure things have been rough at times, sure I went through unnecessary heartache, pain, etc…But it made me stronger, and it made me appreciate the good so much more. โ€œany fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.โ€
      โ€• Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of War

       
      • UndercoverL

        March 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

        That is an excellent quote and perspective! Thanks for sharing it!

         
  6. cshowers

    March 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I agree with you Lissa, I wouldn’t change anything in my life either, because it all worked together for my good, to make me who I am today.

    Many blessings for a great post!

    Cheryl

     
    • Lissa

      March 12, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      I remember watching the Butterfly Effect and thinking how much I’d like to go back and stop my father from being killed when I was 7, but knowing that if I changed it things could end up worse, but at the very least different. โ€œOur wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.โ€
      โ€• David Richo

       

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