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Trails Behind Me

Updated on July 30, 2014

I make mistakes like any humans do;

Some mistakes are too human a weakness which is insignificant can easily be ignored and be left behind easily;

Some are major ones that are still haunting my every now and then to persist and cause me to repeat once again unnoticed;

Mistakes that are like boulders to block me from the direction of my heart’s desires;

Mistakes that I either deliberately committed because at the time I cannot see other choices and those mistakes that are out of my negligence to do what I should have known as the right thing;

But they are all just mistakes regardless of its nature;

Mistakes are there to see and check then to straighten out;

I notice that to straighten out a mistake is so tedious and energy-draining;

Undoing what has been done needs effort, time and so much energy and clarity of mind;

Some people, because of too huge a mistake will just give up and turn away from the direction of their heart’s desire rather than to correct a mistake, learn from it so they can eventually pursue their dreams;

In other words, they tend to choose the easy way…escapade!

I used to do that;

I evaded my mistakes and I chose the easy way;

But soon enough I realized that mistakes are like ghosts;

They keep following you and lurking in the shadows of your existence;

They need to be faced outright;

Acknowledge them and dissolve them by erasing its trail, clearing the way, dissolving the gigantic boulders of your life by doing what is right;

It needs so much courage to face and correct a mistake;

I realized that courage can be summoned by looking at another trail that we often let behind too;

While every human makes mistake, in its equation, every human is also a success personified;

This truth when summoned to the rescue will give us enough courage to face and counter the mistakes we had made;

Trails of success in our lives will dissolve the gigantic ghosts of mistakes;

Reminding ourselves how good we are in those trails of success we tend to leave behind is enough power to use against trails of mistakes;

While we cannot leave behind all the trails of mistakes, it also is similar with trails of success;

Now, it’s time to weigh our trails in the balance;

Use the trails of success to empower you to face trails of mistakes and to correct them;

Let the forces within you work for your advantage with the goal of spending the rest of your life free of the burdens of those mistakes that we should dissolve and leave behind completely.

Let success continue the trail to follow endlessly!


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      Jenny Pugh 3 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA


      Really interesting...I had a similar experience but only in a very lowly situation in one of my flights to Cotabato when I had my in-service training while I was still teaching high school in a government school...I can relate with the frustrations resulting from the delay...the first class deluxe hotel and other amenities and appeasements the company give to frustrated passengers...I can only imagine its parallel to real life situation as a journey...especially on delays and change of schedules...

      Thanks for dropping by, I will go read your hub on this journey...

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      Globetrekkermel 3 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      Hi Jynz, Yes I am back jetlagged and tired.Whew! What a return trip! It took me 1 1/2 days to get me home with 4 stopovers including an overnight stop in New York. The worst flight I have taken in my life. My flight from Stockholm was cancelled due to mechanical failure of the Airbus plane and Scandinavian Airlines had all passangers waited for 7 hours in Stockholm airport hoping that the flight engineers flewn in from Toulouse ,France will be able to fix the stupid plane.They did not fix the plane and had all passengers rerouted in totally different flight paths.300 angry passengers and you bet it was a chaos at the airport in Stockholm. I refused to fly to New York and had me stop at 4 different destinations. Well, they appeased me in putting me first class flights in all the 4 segments of my returning flights and had me booked in a first class suite room at Holiday Inn Hotel in JFK Airport in New York with unlimited meal tickets.You bet,I ordered the most expensive filet mignon steak dinner with the most expensive glass of wine and had it delivered to my suite room by room service. $100 DINNER ! HAHAHA!!! I GOT THE LAST LAUGH , YOU BET!.Hell hath no fury for a woman scorned. LOL! I can laugh at it now but I was not laughing then when I was waiting at the airport which seemed like forever.Wrote an an article in this trip in hubpages.You are welcome to read my anecdotes about it. LOL!

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      Jenny Pugh 3 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA

      Globetrekkermel ,

      Hi Globe, glad to hear from you again. Are you back from your travels to Sweden? While I am just theorizing here especially concerning trails, you are in the go for those trails I can only have in my wild fantasies.

      Thanks for dropping by and the sensible comments.

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      Globetrekkermel 3 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      Lot of truth to what you wrote.I believe mistakes are thrown upon us as a learning tool.Ergo, we should be thankful for mistakes made in our lives. They are there for a reason. Use them for our benefit.Hehehe, that's a radical way of looking at it.

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      Jenny Pugh 3 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA

      teaches12345 ,

      Hi teaches12345 . Thanks for the comment. I am actually talking here about my mistakes in handling my personal papers. Those mistakes caused me delays in processing my visa. Yes, it's true, if not for the mistakes we cannot move on. We learn from them then move on.

      Thanks again and God Bless.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      If it wasn't for some of the mistakes I made, I would not be where I am today. Learning from them is the key. Great topic and so interesting.

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      Jenny Pugh 3 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA


      Thank you for the comment. Each of us deals with our mistakes in the personal level. We often do trial and error , i the end it's our better judgment that prevails.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      We all make mistakes, it's how we deal with them that is important. An interesting hub.

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      Jenny Pugh 3 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA

      Ericdierker ,

      Thank you for reading.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very interesting