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If I Could Do It All Over

Updated on January 10, 2012
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In 2007, Greg's 23 month old Grandson was killed. At that point, he found a need to write about his family, crime, and local issues.

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If You Could Go Back In Time And Change Your Life, Would You?

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What If?

I get these moments every once in awhile that makes me ask this question of myself.

What if I could go back and change one or many things?

I then realize that if one thing changed, that it would change everything; good and bad. I then say to myself: would it be worth it?

Here is a list of some of the things I would have done differently:

  1. I would have accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord at a very young age.
  2. I would have "buckled down" in school and done my very best.
  3. I wouldn't have left home at such an early age(15).
  4. I would never have touched drugs or alcohol.
  5. I would have went to college for a law degree.
  6. I wouldn't have gotten married at such a young age or had children so young.

I just realized that if I would have just followed #1 on my list, all these others would have probably fell right into place.

Facts are facts; if any of these had taken place, I would not be who I am or where I am today. All the good memories would be gone too; there would be a whole different set of memories and I wouldn't be the Froggy you all know.

I wouldn't have had the beautiful children I have and grandchildren and I wouldn't be in Puerto Rico with the woman I love now.

Would it be worth going back and changing?

Would I want to be someone different?


Before I answer; what about you?

Would you go back and change?

Would you change the memories you have?

Could you or would you?

Yep, I have answered the question:

My Answer

No Way!

There is no possible way I would ever willingly go for something such as that. Yes, if it automatically happened and I know what I know now, I would do it different, but I love all the memories I have and what life has become for me; even with all the trials and stresses it entails.

Maybe I didn't accept Jesus way back then, but I have and that is what counts.

I wouldn't want to lose all those cherished memories. Sure there were bad ones, but there were many good ones too.

Could you give up all your cherished memories?

God never promised it would be easy, but He did make many other promises and He has never broken one of them with me.

I have come to realize that even the bad memories has created better good memories. That is because all things work together.

Yep, it's all been worth it and the rest of it will too; no matter what happens. I just pray that God keeps guiding and leading me and that His Will is done in my life. I pray the same for you too.

Remember, we can never change the past but we can change the future. May all our changes be with God in the lead.

© G.L. Boudonck


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      7 years ago

      I don't know I try to leave the past to the past, even it is there for my present decisions.

    • sweetoneangel profile image


      7 years ago from New Jersey

      Great hub, I voted don't know....I have lots of great memories, but there are some I would love to leave behind, and those memories not only effect me, but my children. Although they have made me who I am, it is still a struggle for my children, and that makes a parent hurt. Voting up, love, your hubs.

    • QudsiaP1 profile image


      7 years ago

      No way is the correct answer froggy; I would trade what i have today for nothing. I am ever grateful for it all, for it brought me where I am.

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      7 years ago from USA

      Always a worthy subject to consider. Not surprisingly, it's one that philosophers, theologians, science fiction writers--(use time machine to go back in time but must not interfere with events as this would set off chain reactions of disaster)--,comedians, and musicians have grappled with for ages. From individual to individual, I suspect the answer will be indelibly influenced by their own level of present peace and happiness. For example, John Doe is pointing a Glock at his head presently becuase he "can't take it anymore". His hand is shaking as he fears he will lose his nerve and call it off...again. No doubt his answer to your question would be a resounding yes, there would be plenty he would change. For the record, my answer is no, I would not because I believe the bible's astounding claim that "....all things work together for good to them who are the called according to his purpose."

    • Taleb80 profile image

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      I voted for "NO Way" then discovered that we share the same idea.

      It is nice idea to start the hub with the poll.

      I voted beautiful.


    • klanguedoc profile image

      Kevin Languedoc 

      7 years ago from Canada

      There is always something we would like to change....The question is, would it make things better or worse?


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