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Regret’s Wake Up Call

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” ~ John Wooden Regret woke me up the other night. 2:54am to be exact. Out of nowhere it shook me like there was an emergency. There was no mistaking who it was. Regret is easily recognized. All at once, I was on an unwanted rewind of years past; situations, conversations, poor choices and painful emotions. For 20 minutes or so, I entertained regret. I watched the reruns as they mercilessly tore the band-aid off old wounds I thought long healed. How do people do it? My regrets are a spit in the ocean compared to others. What about those who’ve made choices that changed lives, caused real harm or even taken …