That was Then, This is Now

Falling Up (book)

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All the Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin’ in the sun,
Talkin’ ’bout the things
They woulda-coulda-shoulda done . . .
But those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All ran away and hid
From one little did.  (Shel Silverstein, Falling Up)

Too often when I get scared or unsure, I become a Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda. It’s like a disease. I woke up with a case of the  WCS’s this morning, and that’s not what I want. Have a made mistakes in my past? Sure, who hasn’t. Have a done things I wish I “could” undo? Of course. But no matter what happened then, I have to live in the NOW and move toward the unknown.

So this morning I’m ignoring the WCS’s on my way to becoming a Do!

Care to join me?

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vixter2010
    May 17, 2011 @ 08:37:22

    Me 🙂


  2. Tori Nelson
    May 17, 2011 @ 10:04:53

    I’m in.
    LOVE the Silverstein poem.


  3. Kathryn McCullough
    May 17, 2011 @ 11:11:38

    I’m with you, dear Lisa!


  4. nrhatch
    May 17, 2011 @ 12:44:31

    I’ll see your Shel and raise it:

    Listen to the mustn’ts child. Listen to the don’ts.
    Listen to the shouldn’t haves, the impossibles, the won’ts.
    Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me.
    Anything can happen child. Anything can be.
    ~ Shel Silverstein

    You go, girl!


  5. the domestic fringe
    May 17, 2011 @ 13:55:25

    Definitely count me in!


  6. readoreat
    May 19, 2011 @ 13:41:37

    Shel Silverstein! Oh…the grammar school days are missed. Nice post!


    • Lisa Wields Words
      May 19, 2011 @ 14:04:22

      I don’t know, I think Shel Silverstein speaks more to me know then he did then. Thanks for reading.


  7. CMSmith
    May 21, 2011 @ 10:15:06

    I love that book! And how did I miss this post? I’m going back through to look for your crazy idea post.


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