Sunday, April 17, 2011

No regrets

Here we are a week into this challenge. And I must say that it is quite a challenge. Already I am feeling like I have bared my soul. Day seven calls for me to reveal my favorite quote. I can think of many that rank pretty high. But this one is the one that comes to mind first and foremost.
It's actually a song title from a 1961 Edith Piaf album.

"Non, je ne regrette rien "

When translated from French to English, it reads
"No, I only regret nothing".
 This quote and this song reminds me daily that we should always live our lives with no regrets. That we should be proud of the decisions we make, the things we say and the things we do. If we can not say that we are proud of something, we should be able to learn from it and be proud of the learning process. No regrets.

To enjoy the song, click the link    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFRuLFR91e4

What quote inspires you?

8 comments:

Jim said...

This is one of my favourites: " If we can learn to open the doors of our hearts, individually and collectively, then we will all arrive at the shore of peace." Thich Nhat Hanh

Love Edith Piaf!

That corgi :) said...

That is a good quote and how we should live our lives so that when we come to the end of it or at the end of each day we can indeed say no regrets. I wonder in the line of work that you do how many people do come to the end of their lives with no regrets.


a lot of my favorite quotes are from the Bible, the psalms especially; give my comfort, hope, trust.

enjoy the day :)

betty

Anonymous said...

Jamie wrote: "Why be normal?? That reminds me to be myself, even if it is not ,,normal''."

Anonymous said...

Jack wrote: "Lord, if I'm normal, the rest of you are in deep, deep do-do!"

Anonymous said...

Calling Ravens wrote: "Great quote Stew! In US, I think only gay men and the female friends of gay men even know who Edith Piaf is-LOL! "

Stew said...

@ Calling Ravens.... I think you might be right on that one, Meggs.

Jeri said...

Treat everyone you meet with kindness, not because they are kind but because you are.

Stew said...

I really like that one.