Do not regret

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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20 Responses to Do not regret

  1. auntyuta says:

    Spot on, Kate. My feeling overall is that is a privilege to grow older! 🙂

  2. Ray's Mom says:

    Reblogged this on The Matter of Life and Death and commented:
    So true

  3. Ray's Mom says:

    Re-blogged at The Matter of Life and Death.

  4. TBM says:

    Very wise indeed.

  5. sanstorm says:

    I was thinking about this just there! I have just turned 40 and I have one or two grey hairs. I thought to myself that lots of people don’t get this old, and lots of people go grey in their twenties – so maybe I should just let nature take its course.
    Or … I might go blonde 🙂

    • Kate Kresse says:

      i added some blonde streaks to my hair a couple of weeks ago. i had been staying all brown for a long time and i can’t believe how good it made me feel to make that little change!! helped me feel better about myself….and that is good.

  6. Caddo-Jael says:

    At the risk of sounding the malcontent, growing older is great if you have family–or plenty of money. It’s not lookin’ so good, as a woman alone on the poverty line.

    • Kate Kresse says:

      Dearest Caddo—I am so sorry you are feeling that way. I know you are alone physically—but you know that your blogging friends are with you and love you. Our tender Shepherd is with you. I know that you know these things already, and don’t need me to remind you. When we headed to the Midwest to visit relatives and attend 2 weddings recently, it was quite apparent there are many, many folks far more well-off than we are. There are many that are less well-off. Some are highly successful (in a status sense anyway), others aren’t. You are correct, having family makes a difference in how you look at life. But within family, there are (as you are well aware) some that treat you well, and others who tread on your heart without a second thought. The problem then (when that happens) is what to do with the pain, the sorrow, the hurt? It is something that I wrestle with, and I know you do too, for far more painful things than I do.
      But you see, despite your alone-ness, despite your poverty line existence, you are rich. You are rich in talent, you are rich in the ability to craft words of beauty into a glorious offering to Him, and a comfort to us all. You, like George Bailey, are the richest man in Bedford Falls. No, I didn’t forget that he has a wife and kids. But you have extended blogging family. You make a difference, and you are a sister to so many.
      The exhaustion brought on by carrying your load yourself with no one physically present to help you—emotionally or financially—i am certain it is painful. Know that my prayers and empathy and so much more, are there with you. xxoo—kate

  7. gwen07 says:

    I keep reminding myself….

  8. That is a beautiful and honest message while being the gentle reminder I needed.
    Thanks Kate.

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