Regret is “a short, evocative, and achingly beautiful word; an elegy to lost possibilities even in its brief annunciation…Sincere regret may in fact be a faculty for paying attention to the future, for sensing a new tide where we missed a previous one, for experiencing timelessness with a grandchild where we neglected a boy of our own. To regret fully is to appreciate how high the stakes are in even the average human life. Fully experienced, regret turns our eyes, attentive and alert to a future possibly lived better than our past.”

Poet David Whyte, Consolations

Learning From Our Mistakes

Learning from our mistakes is one of the greatest marks of becoming stronger every day.

Teaching Pastor Alli Patterson, author of “How to Stay Standing: 3 Essential Practices for Building a Faith that Lasts,” shares about a time in her young married life when she made a mistake. In her candor and disarming honesty, she shares her story in hopes of helping each of us to build a faith that will stand strong during the tests and trials of this life.

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Learning From Our Mistakes: What are Your Thoughts, Heartlifter?

Why, when we know that there’s no such thing as perfect, do most of us spend an incredible amount of time and energy trying to be everything to everyone? Is it that we really admire perfection? No – the truth is that we are actually drawn to people who are real and down-to-earth. We love authenticity and we know that life is messy and imperfect.”

Brene Brown

This week’s podcast prompts might require a little more thought and introspection than usual.

Here you go:

  • In reading David Whyte’s thoughts on REGRET (see above quote), what speaks to you?
  • After listening to Alli’s powerful, disarmingly honest account of learning from her mistake(s), what “takeaways” did you hear?


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