I was listening to the radio this morning, well, not the real radio. I was listening to an internet radio station from last.fm. It's a music player that I can run through Firefox, which is my web browser. More on that else where.
Moving forward, one of the songs that played was the Garth Brooks tune 'Every Now and Then.' It's in the signature at the end of this post. The song goes through the emotion of remembering the past and comparing it to the life the singer now has. The singer has made choices that have brought him to a certain point, and he sees things that remind him of what his life might have been.
Now, the song is not a weeping or lamenting over either the current life or the one that he missed out on. It's just a reflection on the fact that life is filled with choices, and sometimes we wonder what might have happened. The point I want learn from this is that nostalgia and wondering isn't bad. But I cannot undo anything, and that the life I have is excellent. In truth, what I have now is better than I ever planned.
So when I start wondering 'what if,' I try to turn my heart back to the present. I'd never trade what I have now for what I had then.
Now playing: Garth Brooks - Every Now and Then
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