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three-seconds-spent-out-of-sansara (Photo credit: HungryForester)

I was talking to a friend recently, telling her my regrets about something I did or didn’t do with one of my kids.  I worked myself into a tearful tizzy, and she said, “You don’t know what you don’t know.  When you knew, you did things different.”

It seems simple, cliched even.  But sometimes I can’t see the simple truth when I’m staring at it through tear-filled eyes.

Retrospection and regret can teach me valuable lessons, but some regrets boil down to I didn’t know what I didn’t know.  I didn’t know how much I didn’t know.  I acknowledge that I don’t know everything, do my best, embrace the lessons learned, and let go of those regrets.