Yep. You coulda been a contender, my friend that I met in the library coulda been an heiress (I told you about the encounter in a previous post), and I coulda been “farther along” (whatever that means!)….
But we aren’t.
None of us are what we “coulda been”.
We are who we are and we are what we have become in this moment, right here and right now.
So, what are we going to do about it?
Are we going to make changes so that we could take our shot at being a contender/heiress/farther along/fill-in-the-blank? Perhaps we feel that we still have enough resources and wherewithal within us to make “one last stand”.
If that’s the case, then by all means go for it, meaning no holds barred. Put everything we have out there and on the table and we go for broke. Let it rip. Give it all we got, the very best of what we got.
Let’s make a pact, though, that win, lose, or draw, we’re going to let the contender business go. J
Or perhaps, when we sit and have a good think about it (a la Winnie the Pooh!), we may find that our lives aren’t so lacking. Perhaps we’ll find that who we truly are has manifested itself in what we have become more beautifully and in a more perfect way than what we realized. We may find that, on the whole, we’re totally okay with where we are and who we are.
Which means we can let that contender business go. J
Which one will you choose: take a shot at it first and then let it go or let it go right now?
Let me know in the comments below!
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Your Friend and Pep Pal,