Looking back and moving forward

As someone in the Autumn of her life, there is quite a bit for me to look back and reflect on.

Time is a great healer, or so the saying goes.

Though regrets can be hard to live with.

Wisdom seems to be an advantage of growing older – some compensation perhaps for the gradual loss of other functions or faculties?

Or is it just seeing through the lens of history and experience that gives us a fresh perspective which seems wise?

Maybe it’s seeing with God’s eyes as He opens our vision to His perspective rather than our own.

Hindsight is a great teacher.

Here are a couple of mini Tuesday tidbits to share with you on this subject:


I wish I knew then

what I know now

I could have been a better friend

wife and mother somehow

discerning and wise

knowing bad from good

at least in my own eyes



Hindsight poem pin for Poetry Joy

Hindsight is invaluable

for the insight it imparts

though a residue of regret

may linger in our hearts

maybe I can learn to start

something new today

in accepting it wisdom

without regrets holding sway


Day 6 of 31 days  writing #poetryforthesoul on love, loss, life and faith

4 thoughts on “Looking back and moving forward

  1. Dear Joy….I am both amazed and blessed by these wonderful tidbits… but to me are glory nuggets! I am in awe at our wonderful Lord and how He works through His vessels to help and encourage others. Exactly what you wrote about….”regrets” was what I was struggling with when I was going through my desert before the valley… To me they might seem like regrets, but as you wrote, “Maybe it’s seeing with God’s eyes as He opens our vision to His perspective rather than our own.” Oh Joy it is just what I needed! See how our GOD works?

    Blessings my friend 🙂

    • Dear Kathy, in blessing you I have been greatly amazed and encouraged too by how the Lord works these things for good! Your lovely comment has truly lifted this weary heart. Thank you so much, my friend. 🙂 xx

    • Yes, that is so true, Joan. Though we must be careful not to stay in nostalgia, regret or comparison which can steal joy right out of where we are right now. Our lookng back needs to be a stepping-stone to better things as we move on older and (hopefully) wiser. Blessings.

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