That Mucked Up Moment

I cannot say

I always knew best

Or made the best decisions.

I mucked it up and mucked it up often.

But I can say

I did the very best

With the decisions I made.

A decision isn’t the end of something,

It’s usually the beginning of something.

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51 thoughts on “That Mucked Up Moment

  1. It’s very good to be reminded of that Colleen! โค
    Diana xo

  2. I mucked up plenty. I like your viewpoint. “A decision isnโ€™t the end of something,
    Itโ€™s usually the beginning of something.” โค

  3. You’re right about that – a decision usually is the beginning of something. One thing I have noticed about growing older is that my decisions seem to be getting better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh decisions, decisions! This is exactly why I am so indecisive in life…and exactly why I shouldn’t be!

  5. Robin says:

    They say that muck ups are the juicy parts of life, where we learn and grow. And why, yes, you’re right! A decision usually is the beginning of something. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. You describe it so good Colleen, a new beginning ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. reocochran says:

    This is always a good way to look at decision making. I am afraid of my worries, which focus on the ways I ‘mucked’ up things in my life and how that impacts my kids’ lives. This is how it goes, but at least the positive is how you expressed it, I did the best I could at the time!

    • It’s all we can do sometimes Robin. Once we muck up, if we own it (like my boss said) and then do our best….then we can recover and move on. And that, is a good thing to teach our kids in our wake as well. Even if our muck ups did impact our kids. We did do our best, didn’t we?

      • reocochran says:

        The word I think came to my mind with this lovely and kind response is this: We taught our children resilience, along with forgiveness. We need to forgive ourselves, sometimes to allow others to. Thanks for helping make my day 2 days in a row. Now, I had to tell you this, it was so great that you boos said ‘owning it,’ is good. I wish we had bosses like yours where I work. This is a good trait in upper management, Colleen.

  8. Kentucky Angel says:

    I don’t know that my decision making is getting any better Colleen, so I just tell people now, especially if it is a tough decision, to talk to my kids because they usually never agree with my decisions. When they have made their decision, I make the opposite and that’s the way I go. Keeps life interesting, and if it gets mucked up, I can only blame myself, and not lay the blame on their doorsteps.

    • If we get through life without blaming others I think that says a lot for who we are Angie. An awful lot. Even if we mucked it up, we did don’t blame. And that is good, very good.

  9. Jim McKeever says:

    Yes. Even if you replace the M with an F. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Well said. Plus, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t muck up something at some point in their life. We’re all human. โค

  11. jmgoyder says:

    That makes me feel a lot better about all of the situations I’ve mucked up!

  12. and hopefully the beginning of something better, I’m having to make a few right now & have my fingers crossed. Good post Coll.

  13. Jean says:

    OHHH So Many Mucked Moments!

  14. NotAPunkRocker says:

    To quote one of my favorite songs: every new beginning is some other beginning’s end.

    Which is not a bad thing ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. April says:

    Here’s where I can interject with the old saying that in order to enjoy the rainbow, we have to put up with a little rain. Mucking things up are lessons. Lessons of things to avoid or to to better next time. I like how you put a different spin on decisions being a beginning—they are.

  16. markbialczak says:

    Sometimes my name might as well have been Muck Bialczak, MBC, but ahead I always, went! I know what you mean. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  17. “A decision isn’t the end of something,”… Thank you for writing exactly the words I needed to read today.

  18. niaaeryn says:

    A good reminder and a positive thought. Reminds me the imperfection of being human. Why not embrace it? At least that is my takeaway for today ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Mustang.Koji says:

    Well, you certainly didn’t muck this one up. Wonderful thoughts.

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