Second Thoughts?

Do you have Second Thoughts?

Of course you do. So do I. Hopefully, your second thoughts aren’t laden with guilt.

Guilt serves no purpose.

So, what do we do?

We add the regret (not guilt) to our long list of experiences and move forward.

I took a course not long ago on self-esteem. It wasn’t only about learning how to empower ourselves, but how we can look at people and circumstances in a different light.

I learned:

Each and every experience we’ve ever encountered is imprinted in our “prevailing awareness.” With that stored information, we did exactly what we were “supposed” to do at that moment.  (Hard concept, I know)

So each time we experience something, our bucket of awareness becomes fuller.


We can’t go back. None of us. We grow instead.

So, the only reason to dig up a “second thought,” is to learn from it.



Let’s concentrate on the bounty of our experiences and remember how they’ve helped us sprout into a higher level of awareness.

(Good daily prompt to help me remember this!)

Disclosure: I have second thoughts on every sentence I write. 🙂 

Published by

Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website,, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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