Doubts and Regrets

There is no doubt that Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Gaelikaa, Ginger, Grannymar, Judy, Magpie 11, Maria, & Ramana are all members of the Loose Blogging consortium (Helen is on sabbatical & Ashok might be otherwise engaged right now) but once more the rest of us, without regret give our offering on the topic for the week, chosen by Conrad.

Doubts and Regrets

Doubts

I doubt the world will ever be free of famine and need, until we learn to share unconditionally; and teach what THEY (the poverty stricken) need and not what we think they SHOULD need.

I doubt the world will be free of strife and war, because most if not all is caused by man’s greed.

I doubt I will ever see 21….. Again!

I doubt red meat is bad for you. Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.

I doubt I will ever stop laughing at myself.

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Regrets

Regrets are a waste of time.

The past happened, nobody can change it, not even God; so accept and move on. Live now and make it matter.

20 thoughts on “Doubts and Regrets

  1. Rummuser

    Absolutely Grannymar, let us just move on. I am sure that Edith Piaf means well, but I can not understand a word of what she says. She seems to be singing in some alien language?

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  2. Magpie11

    Piaf? Wow… the tingle factor…. Je ne regrette rien= I have no regrets/I regret nothing.

    here are the lyrics as (apparently) sung in English by Lesley Garrett: A fair translation

    No! Nothing at all
    No! I regret nothing
    Neither the good things
    Nor the bad – they’re all the same to me!

    No! Nothing at all
    No! I regret nothing
    It’s been paid for, swept away, forgotten
    I don’t give a damn about the past!

    My memories
    I have burnt my memories
    My sorrows, my pleasures
    I don’t need them any more

    Swept away, the love affairs
    And all their tremblings
    Swept away for ever
    I am starting anew

    No! Nothing at all
    No! I regret nothing
    Neither the good things
    Nor the bad – they’re all the same to me!

    No! Nothing at all
    No! I regret nothing
    For my life, for my joys
    Today, they start with you!

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  3. Ian

    You will see 21 again!

    If Einstein is right and time and space are one, and if the Big Bang theory is right, and the Universe is getting bigger: there will come a time when time and space stops getting bigger and when the gravity at the centre of the universe starts pulling everything inwards. So the time lived one way on the outward journey will be lived in reverse on the return journey – you’ll get younger every day!

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  4. Nick

    Doubts can be just as bad as regrets if they’re doubts about your worth and abilities, or doubts about other people’s worth and abilities. It depends what sort of doubt we’re talking about.

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  5. Darlene

    I doubt that I will ever hear music again the way I used to hear it.
    I doubt that I will ever go on an overseas tour again.
    I doubt that I will regain my memory.
    I doubt that I will ever be wealthy.

    I regret that I will never see the Pyramids or the Taj Mahal.

    Other than that, I am most content.

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  6. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – Everyday is a new beginning for me. Trust Magpie to come up with the words before I manages to get the translation for you.

    Magpie – I found your tingle factor! 😉 Thanks for the translation.

    Ian – Now that you say I’ll see 21 again… I doubt I really want to.

    Nick – Very true.

    Darlene – You are wealthy; you have your family! There is a little improvement… I am sneezing better 🙄

    Steph – Which port bottle, the last one or the next one? Does it matter… I am singing like Edith.

    Conrad – You know me, I like simplicity.

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  7. Brighid

    “Live now and make it matter” is now my most recently copied quote and shall be posted on the wall over the fireplace, just as soon as I get back from the divorce lawyer’s. liv’n regret free!

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  8. bikehikebabe

    Well Dr. Oz (TV) says red meat causes colon cancer. However it’s a good source of Iron. “Moderation in all things.”

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  9. Baino

    Oh bugger I have doubts and regrets a plenty! You’re right though, you can’t change the past so time to focus on the here and now. It’s just a bit dull.

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  10. Rhyleysgranny

    “Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find ”tomorrow” on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday’s defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, ”If I had my life to live over again. ”Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”

    Og Mandino wrote it in the 70s. Not bad words to live by…

    PS I won’t be around for two or three weeks. I’m off to the sun. Big battery recharge. xxx

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  11. Alice

    Intelligent discourse. I agree with it all. And I adore Piaf! Thanks for sharing her too regardless of the translation. I hadn’t heard her for a long time.

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  12. Grannymar Post author

    Brighid – Try working it in cross stitch – very calming!

    BHB – I live by my mother’s mantra:- ‘A little of what you fancy does you good’! Every now and again, I fancy red meat.

    Val – As you say, things happen, that is how we learn.

    Baino – You are alive….. and healthy, go enjoy!

    Rhyleysgranny – Enjoy the sunshine and come back refreshed and ready for our meet-up!

    Alice – Piaf said it for me. Somehow I prefer the French version than the English.

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  13. gaelikaa

    I think Magpie must be a French teacher. Or maybe he just went to lyrics.com and got the lyrics! Anyway, you’re always right to do the things you want to do. Then you will have no regrets…..

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  14. momma

    The little smile you brought to my face about the green meat was a invitation to visit you again. To even read back in your posts. I am visiting through Silverfox. Now my regret is I hadn’t visited earlier but I have no doubt that I will be around again soon!

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  15. Grannymar Post author

    Gaelikaa – I am not sure if French was one of Magpie’s subjects, but I am sure he taught his pupils more than enough to prepare them for life no matter where on the globe they landed.

    Ramana – Glad you understand it now.

    Momma – Welcome to the party. I look forward to your next visit and to you joining in the fun.

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