Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sydney J. Harris
It is my desire to get through life with as few regrets as possible. Every day we are constantly reminded that we have a limited amount of time whether we like it or not. I was saddened by the news of the fire at Notre Dame. Construction of this cathedral began in 1345 and in 2019 it was nearly destroyed.
Unfortunately due to my own life experiences, I learned long ago to live a life of no regrets. The tragedy of the fire at Notre Dame made me sad, it made me stop and think, and lastly, it made me glad. Glad that after so many years of wanting to go to Paris that I finally did get to Paris and I did see Notre Dame prior to the destruction that took place on April 15, 2019. Thanks to a promise I made to myself to stop putting my life I have been able to live a life of few regrets. Browsing the internet I noticed a lot of people commenting on how they wanted to see Notre-Dame and how they wished they would have gone prior to the fire. Living a life full of regret is no way to live.
As for myself, I am sorry that it took a very big REGRET in my life to wake me up to the fact that I was wasting my precious days putting my desires off for another time. I am thankful for the awakening and I encourage everyone to lead a regret-conscious life…meaning you are making the conscious decision not to accumulate a lot of regret in your life.
In time they will repair and rebuild Norte Dame but will it ever really be as it was? If you wanted to see Notre Dame and never got the chance. Make this one of your last regrets. Go…See… Do all the things your heart has been dreaming of. I leave you with this quote from ― Krishna Udayasankar
“No empire lasts forever, no dynasty continues unbroken. Someday, you and I will be mere legends. All that matters is whether we did what we could with the life that was given to us.”
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