Regret: grief or pain tinged with emotion; sorrow or disappointment. (Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary)
How often have you said ‘if only’ or ‘if I could go back and change that?’
Say Goodbye to Regret is an excellent book to guide you to a place of inner peace.
Regrets deprive us of joy. Life events kick us down onto a different path in life and we lose our sense of direction.
When we suffer loss or rejection of any kind, we can be incapable of trusting others. We hide behind our masks and think that because we are coping with life we are deceiving the people around us. People who care deeply for, and about us; unwittingly keeping them at arms’ length.
We do not recognize the loneliness in our lives because we have chosen to stay in our safe zone. Until we learn to trust, we will continue to be fearful of anyone and everything new that we encounter.
Such phobia is a travesty; robbing us of a life filled with unconditional love and kindness. God intends us to be trusting and loving, not afraid.
Bob Santos encapsulates these thoughts and many more in his book Say Goodbye to Regret. I doubt any of us dream of being fearful and lonely, but regrets will keep us locked within our walls of self-protection, as we are not able to make wise choices. We just don’t know that we are living that way.
Take a therapeutic walk through this easy read book to discover nuggets that could change your life for the better.
I recognized weak areas in my life and so am working on changing them. It came as a surprise to me, but I am thankful for Bob’s writing on the subject of regret, because it brought some painful areas into the light – prayerfully.
Well worth reading, even if you don’t think have any regrets, this knowledge can equip any of us to help others.
Highly recommended self-help, inspirational guidance.
The publisher provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookCrash, in exchange for an honest review.