"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." ~Soren Kierkegaard
When one has transcended many difficulties, one can live better not mulling over it with regrets. After all, regrets only remind you of the hurts. It's futile.Instead, learn to laugh at yourself. To move on. To move forward.

Really, you have to take the good with the bad.

Yesterday, I booked two tickets online and paid for with my newly-cleared visa card. The trip was supposed to be Manila-bound, from Cebu. But I discovered later, to my dismay, I booked two Cebu-bound, from Manila.

But, the two passengers the tickets were for, haven't even left Cebu yet. And I already paid for the trip back!

"Great!" I chided myself, "You just booked the "future", honey." Still, I double-checked the printed e-tickets (the third time), but there was no mistaking about it. Sigh.

A note in bold print between the flight details and total price stopped me cold. It glared at me, "Non-transferable /non-reroutable" My heartbeat paused a few seconds, but it felt forever.

It was a costly mistake, one I'll always remember for the rest of my life. It taught me a whole lot more than all my past mistakes summed up. Boy, did I learn my lesson well this time. A lesson that quickly reminded me  of the hard realities of life.

Unlike computer programs, life doesn't have the "back" and "undo" buttons. Mistakes in this life are irreversible, you can only correct yourself going forward. So, it's better to double-check your steps while you take them, not on stop. Consequences can't be paid on credit.

Life's journey is non-reroutable. You've got to watch your steps closely... always.


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