DO NOT cash in that stock grandma gave you!
High school was awesome – like really, really, awesome. I only wish I’d realized just how awesome it was when I meandered the hallways. Don’t get me wrong – I have zero, zilch, not one iota of an inkling, to return to those days – BUT – if my Genie would appear and grant me unlimited wishes, I would grab the opportunity to relive one of those moments – one of those amazing moments when, along with my friends, we were the kings and queens of our day …
Truth be known, I think some of the glory that presides in those said Glory Days is the profound sense of security that I had – but without even recognizing the fully deployed umbrella resting over my head. I mean hey, I had a mother that loved me; that cooked for me; bought me clothes … I had friends that spent time with me; cheered for me … I had my health; my creativity; my intellect … what I had was possibility – anything and everything was within my grasp.
Yes, if I could relive a moment in time when – for at least as far as I knew – the future’s only promise was possibility, I would. I would bask in that sensation … and I would learn to banish all consideration of future failure. That’s what I would do …
SIDEBAR – yes. Yes I could – like the vast majority of the some odd billion number of people here on Earth – find a gazillion things that didn’t exactly go my way over the years, and in keeping with the prompt, return to those moments and change the experience(s) and or outcomes. BUT. I make a conscious effort to focus on the positive, on the “now” and on the future and find the entire idea of rehashing past blunders a waste of time. One note, however, to any coeds that might be thinking of cashing in the stock your grandmother gave you so you can enjoy a spring break – DON’T DO IT! That’s it – that’s the only advice I have for today’s youth.
Today’s post inspired by the Daily Prompt: If I could turn back time – “If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why?”