If I Could Change One Thing...

If I were given the opportunity to change one thing I’ve done or experienced, I wouldn’t.

Honestly I’ve been through a lot and I would hate to watch other people experience certain situations I have encountered. But everyone has been through something; my experiences, both positive and negative, have molded me into the person I am today. If I were to change even the simplest thing about my past, my present self and even my future self may not be the same. I have also done and said things to other people I regret but I wouldn’t change them if given the opportunity. If I were to take back some of the things I’ve said and done, I could possibly heal broken hearts and mend troubled friendships but everything I have done to make it to this point of my life has been a learning experience.

And oh, what a beautiful thing it is to be at peace with your former self and have no desire to change your past; because you can't. We can't change the past, the fact people act in a certain way, or the inevitable. All we can do is play on the one string we have, and that should be our attitude.

Imagine the game Jenga. Consider every past experience and memory I have as a block. When you stack the blocks correctly, they stand firm and solid; but when you start taking blocks away the structure changes. After the removal of one, two, or even three blocks the tower can still stand tall even though there will be some gaps present. But when you continue removing blocks the tower begins to wobble and eventually it crumbles. I wouldn’t want to take away any of my blocks. My tower will stand tall and strong; it’s who I am.

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