1. I’d lost so many pounds that I was back to my high school weight. Then, I thought to myself, “A bowl of strawberry ice cream won’t do any harm.” I’ve been struggling ever since…
2. I’ve nursed hurts and resentments that were heavy burdens on me and not on those who supposedly offended me.
3. Many times, I haven’t told those I love just how much they mean to me.
4. I was, sadly, in my 40s before I understood how much my parents sacrificed for me.
5. Too often, I’ve refused to see the power of God’s Spirit at work in my life and in others’ lives.
6. No thing, no possession, no technological toy will ever give me more than fleeting happiness.
7. My [continuing] refusal to live in the present and to savor every moment I’ve been given.
8. Giving into fear instead of being who I am called to be.
9. Thinking that with an Afro and bell-bottomed polyester pants [well, it was the 1970s], I was “hot stuff.”
10. Not realizing that compassion and courage, faith and hope are the only things that ever matter.