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Quotes To Live By

Quote #36: Barb Smith

"Hi, I'm Barb, the President of the Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network and a member of the Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition. A quote that is meaningful to me is "You can't change what happened... but YOU can change because ""IT happened." I find this quote supports my wellbeing because I believe many people, including myself at times get stuck in the ""should of's, could of's and would of's when we have regrets. Giving ourselves permission to grow through life challenges and to change for the good, helps to put purpose on our life challenges and not always making us victims of circumstances. (for example) When you feel guilty and say something like ""I should have spent more time with my loved one.. how about changing our behavior to ""NOW I will spend time and make time for others when I have the opportunity."" I challenge each of you to look at a regret and think about how you might change your attitude or behavior to ensure you not constantly looking in the rear view mirror but looking at a new you for the future. The windshield is much bigger than your rear view mirror....Look ahead to the many opportunities on your life journey. This has been brought to you by the Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition's Quotes to Live By Series. Thank you for listening. I wish you HOPE, Strength and PEACE on your life journey!

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