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If I Could Reset Life, I Would

Updated on February 16, 2015
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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.

I was scrolling through the answers section of Hubpages and found this question that really made me think:

A life regret you could reset if you had the chance? By Peter Leeper

This question, I feel, is an excellent one and deserves a hub. That is what I will do; write a hub about it.

I am in the most part satisfied with life, but if you look through my hubs, you will see that life has slapped me around quite a bit. Most of this is because of my bad decisions which spiraled into dreadful consequences.

I believe life is what we make it and overall, I don't hate what it has become for me. I have a beautiful wife; Lastheart. I have wonderful children and grandchildren and God has blessed me with a talent that I try to use for His glory: writing.

With all that, if I could reset life, yes there is one thing I probably would have done different. In doing so, it would have more than likely changed everything else.



I put pictures of a young Froggy. I had good parents, but was an Air Force brat which I believe did affect choices I did make in life. It is my opinion that children need stability and traveling and moving a lot can be very difficult on children, but again, just my opinion.

I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We soon moved to Yokohama, Japan and from there Mom ended up divorcing and taking my brother and I back to Iowa.

I was, for the most part, a good child. I did good in school and had dreams. I was a Boy Scout and I participated in many activities.

My memory recalls a teacher i respected very much. Her name was Mrs Hoskins and I distinctly remember her telling us stories of when she was John Glenn's secretary. John Glenn was an astronaut and became a Senator. Mr Glenn was the first astronaut to orbit the Earth.

Mrs Hoskins was the teacher who asked the question,"What do you want to be when you grow up?" If I remember right, that was 5th grade.

I really studied that question that night at home and wrote a very detailed paper on it. Mrs Hoskins was very adamant about goal setting and objectives to reaching those goals. Our paper had to reflect those goals.

What did Froggy want to be?

A lawyer.

I can hear the laughter. Froggy an attorney?? Friends that know me are probably rolling around in laughter right now. Look at it in a different way though; I have a disgust for our whole justice system. Could I have made a difference if I would have "buckled down" and went to law school? Would I have just sold out and been like so many others and joined the "system"

These are questions I will probably ask myself until the day I die.

If I could reset it all, yes, I would go to law school and followed the footsteps of a man whose books I read: F. Lee Bailey. I read his book, The Defense Never Rests and was amazed at his abilities. This man said that any case can be won; any case if the lawyer studies all.

Bailey managed to win trials for murderers that everyone knew the person was guilty. These include Sam Shepard and Dr. Carl Coppolino. He also was on the defense team for O.J. Simpson who we all know killed his wife.

I don't think I would have enjoyed setting murderers free, but that is an attorneys job. That is probably why i am not a lawyer. God saved me from it.

This Life

That is what I would have done if I could reset it all, but thank God I can't!

I truly do enjoy my life now. It has been struggling but worthwhile and like is said: What doesn't kill us just makes us stronger.

I want to thank all the people in my life that have helped make me what I am today: Mom and Dad of course. Maggie, I love you. All the family and friends that have helped develop me and taught me. Those that are deceased and still living that have left their "marks" on me. Most of all I must thank God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Without the Trinity, life wouldn't be worthwhile at all.

With all of this, I pray that attorneys everywhere will see this hub and consider how the justice system has spiraled into a nightmare. Please help set it upright again and think hard about what you represent when you accept a case. Quit thinking of the paycheck so much and think about the future of mankind.

I ask all to say a simple prayer for attorneys everywhere that they will put God first, mankind second and the paycheck last.


This was a great question and I hope my answer makes people think. Consider where the world is headed and let us all make changes to set it back on a course right with God.

Attorneys are some of the people who are at those front lines and can affect the way our whole system works. The majority of politicians are attorneys. May they keep our children's futures first!

God Help The World and the People of Power! Please!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck


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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Froggy213, I like your honest answer to the question. We learn wisdom for the good choice we made, and we can also give thanks for the bad choices we didn't make. Your honest voice is a positive influence.

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      Karen E. Smith 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Let me say upfront, no matter where you are right now, you can make choices that will get you to where you desire to go . . . Life is such a wonderful adventure. As long as you are above the ground, you can still create your masterpiece.

      I would never what to change anything in my past because that invaluable experience has taught me what I want AND don't want. Having this amazing knowledge that I could have only gotten and BELIEVED via MY OWN experiences, I can now create MY perfect life. With the correct knowledge, I can build. With incorrect knowledge, I get destroyed. Thank God, I have gained wisdom from experience and learned the Master Keys to life.

      This is such an amazingly written HUB, thank you for that! Also, your pics are just adorable!

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      junko 5 years ago

      Yes, I too would change nothingb because the choices made brought me to this moment. Iam blessed to be where I'm now. If I change anything(the good,the bad,or the ugly) it may change everything and I'd not live this space and time.

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      Megh Brandel 5 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      I might not agree to the whole concept of your hub, but I liked the point where you said that life is what we make out of it. I have a very favorite quote from Milan Kundera's favorite work, ''“There is no means of testing which decision is better, because there is no basis for comparison. We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself? That is why life is always like a sketch. No, "sketch" is not quite a word, because a sketch is an outline of something, the groundwork for a picture, whereas the sketch that is our life is a sketch for nothing, an outline with no picture.”

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      Greg Boudonck 5 years ago from In Nebraska After Hurricane Maria

      I love you too. Thanks for your love for me and more than that, your love for God.

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      Untilnevercome 5 years ago

      Froggie this is a good answer and thanks so much for your love to God, from there comes your love to others. Things happen in life...what I regret in life was not seeking the Lord as we do now. I love you also.