Life is crazy.
Despite the fact that there are billions upon billions of individuals upon this earth, somehow, we pursue the belief that ours matters.
Think about that.
You and I are just small beings on this planet, a grain of sand on Malibu beach. Not even that. One song in all the songs out there. One letter on the pages of the great and legendary Harry Potter series.
According to the laws of mathematics, and the fact that the limit of a small number over infinity is zero, you and I mean nothing. We mean a number that has infinitely no end in a world with an infinite amount of people.
And thinking of not just those alive and breathing H2O right now at this instant, we have to consider those beings who once breathed H2O and then didn’t. Those such as Abe Lincoln who are gone. Who walked this planet at one point, but no longer do. We have to consider those beings that may or may not be in another universe.
Why should we care about our own lives when there are so many more lives out there? Why should we care that ours is crazy?
Why should we care that we, who are only a grain of sand, stand out? That’s impossible. A grain of sand simply can’t be noticed when surrounded by the infinite number of other grains of sand that are either sitting out on the beach, frying in the sun or lost deep under the waves of life.
Why should we even try?
You said goodbye just the other day
You left me all alone
You said you would never leave me by myself
But I guess you were wrong
It’s alright to cry sometimes
It’s alright to say what you feel
It’s alright to think about the past
It’s alright to cry
Said you would be just fine
But you knew it all along
I could see it in those troubled eyes
That something was wrong
It has been a year now and I am moving on
But you will always be in my heart
Death is such a terrible thing
But it will not tear us apart
So my sister, neighbor and I wrote this song quite a while back. I’d have to say I was 10 or 11 at the time so about 6 years ago. I have no idea what rhythm we had for it back then but ever since I found it recently, I’ve been trying to come up with something that works. I have something down for the chorus, just not the verses yet. It’s not much but I just thought I’d share!
We’ve all wished that we could go back in time. Re-do a moment that we feel we could’ve handled better.
I’ve found myself wishing for this so many times. I had a chance to do something that I didn’t take. I messed up. I lied and got in huge trouble. I went into that poison ivy. I didn’t cherish the moment and make the most of it.
For whatever reason it is, we all make misteaks. Every day in fact. We all have regrets. If you can honestly say that you’ve never regretted anything in your life, then congratulations! You’ve lived a perfect life.
But if you think about it, you should be thankful for your regrets. Just as you should be thankful for your misteaks. Why? It’s because they teach you. They teach you how you messed up, where you went wrong, and you’ve learned not to put yourself in the same situation again.
So no matter how many times you want to go back in time, look back on your past and realize that you wouldn’t be that same person you are today if it weren’t for those misteaks, if it weren’t for those regrets.