“…in looking back at the lessons I’ve learned
And the mountains I wanted to climb
I just look at myself to find
I’ve learned the hard way ev’ry time …….
‘Cause I’ve had my share of broken dreams
And more than a couple of falls
And in chasin’ what I thought were moonbeams
I have run into a couple of walls
But in looking back at the faces I’ve been
I would sure be the first one to say
When I look at myself today
Wouldn’ta done it any other way
— Jim Croce
I’ve been thinking about how I’ve made things more difficult for myself … especially in my younger days. I chose the hard way every time. And I learned the hard way every time.
Perhaps in recent years it’s why I soaked my regrets in vino. Not much value in that. Now, in sobriety I can see more clearly. It seems better to just accept the hard ways, the terrible ways I chose. I can now say to myself — that’s the way you did it, and there’s no going back.
But let’s not do it the hard way again, okay? Thanks, me 🙂