Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them?
If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. . . .
Honestly, I waste very little time in wishing anything had been different/better in my past. Sure, there are things I regret, but there is absolutely nothing I can change. Not in my own childhood, not in my children’s past. Done. Gone. Learned from, not forgotten, but not dwelt upon. That leads to nothing but regret, sorrow, and depression unless the memories one dwells upon are only of the sunny variety.
Instead, I choose to focus on today. It’s the only thing I can affect. I pray for wisdom in all my dealings, both with clients and anyone else I see during my day. I pray for God’s patience, forgiveness, and kindness. I pray that I will have learned from my yesterdays so that I don’t repeat what I regret.
I look forward to my tomorrows, however they may play out.
But I do not wish things had been different, because that wish has no possible reality in today or tomorrow.