She did it! He didn’t! They are both sorry.

Kierkegaard with hatSøren Kierkegaard (philosopher and clandestine comedian of the 1800s) wrote:

“I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both.” — from his book: Either/Or: A Fragment of Life, 1843.

Regret (noun) — “pain or distress in the mind at something done or left undone.” 1530s

Done = Failures of commission: bad stuff I shouldn’t have done but did.
Undone = Failures of omission: good stuff I should have done but didn’t.

Some say hindsight is 20-20.  Perhaps it’s closer to 50-50!

Forgiveness lets it go and steps forward or sits back,

to do it or not do it again,

by faith or fear

or vice versa.

Please do something you’ll regret: email me, or not!