Its about a 27 year old girl who sends a letter to her 16 year old self. It describes in detail what happens in the 16 year old’s normal life. The letter’s purpose was so that the girl wouldn’t make the same regrets she later carried for ten years of her life.
At first i thought oh this is interesting :), but then as i read it became alot more meaningful. Her other friend got a letter as well from his future self. And the only thing their future selfs truly truly regretted, was not saving their best friend.
Their best friend was suicidal and died a year after he turned 18. He told no one of his problems because he believed he was a burden. The girl’s future self told her 16 yr old self “Be honest with your feelings, and *take those chances that came your way. I really regretted them.”
Idk as i was reading this i realized two important things. *Our regrets stay with us for a long time. We need courage to face those regrets. To change regrets we have to change ourselves. We make the same mistakes if we stay the same. But if we work hard we can change the future.”
For example. Telling someone you’re sorry. You want to tell them, but you feel awkward and scared when or how to tell them. Or even if they’ll accept you.
The day pasts and you still havent told them what was on your mind. And friendships or relationships begin to break. Things can drastically change because of one misunderstanding or even lack of courage. And then you look back and think *I should have done this*
Well what if you took the courage? What if you cleared up misunderstandings? Or said sorry, or i love you to that special person? Wouldnt it be enough so that you show you care? Or you dont want to lose them?
But yea THIS has also struck me. I was so stupid. I have people near me thinking about dying all the time. But this is Serious. But i just waved it off not thinking of it much. But it is serious. Wouldnt i regret not talking to them. Not reaching out or smiling or being thankful while they are here? How precious their life is. They could decide one day *I dont think anyone cares.* But that’s not true!! I think this especially applies to me since recently a friend revealed something drastic to me. I didn’t take it seriously but now i realize how selfish i was to not even reach out to help. But what can we do to help? or show we care?
All i learned is to not have regrets..