An Appalling Waste of Energy

by Sherry Riter in Lessons of Life,Motivation

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“I have made it a rule of my life
never to regret and never to look back.
Regret is an appalling waste of energy…
you can’t build on it;
it’s only good for wallowing in.”
~Katherine Mansfield~
1888-1923, Writer

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suecae Sounds September 17, 2009 at 11:27 am

It is always such a fresh breeze to come by your blog. Nice quote too (even though I seem to be unable to live by its code) 😉


2 Amy September 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Very true. That is why I say "YOu only live Once.


3 Scrappy Girl September 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm



4 MelRoXx September 17, 2009 at 2:27 pm

You are so right…


5 Tina September 17, 2009 at 2:39 pm
6 Tammy Howard September 17, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Your positive attitude is such an inspiration.


7 Erin M. September 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm

I love that Mansfield quote…I try not to live with regret, but that's something I'm still working on. Daily. It's hard sometimes.


8 Teresha@Marlie and Me September 17, 2009 at 6:06 pm

I thought I was going to read a post about recycling and conservation.
Leave it to you to take it to another level. I'll be adding regret to my list of toxins that are killing the planet ;-}


9 Robin @ A Balanced Life September 17, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Thanks for the nice reminder that life is too short to waste away. I love the quote.


10 Orange Juice September 17, 2009 at 11:00 pm

well if you plan on wallowing, it's not a complete waste LOL


11 Tracy September 17, 2009 at 11:33 pm

So true.

The pics are interesting in context with the quote.


12 KK September 18, 2009 at 5:25 am

We all should live by that.


13 MaryRC September 18, 2009 at 2:44 pm

its hard to regret your life if you are happy with who you are today.


14 Jane In The Jungle September 19, 2009 at 2:24 am



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