Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
—William James (1903; public domain)
…We have all experienced or done things in our lives which we wish could be undone. We dwell on, maybe even fantasize about, having the imaginary ability to go back and change what happened or the decision we made that led us down a certain path. When we catch ourselves ruminating about what could have been, it helps tremendously to remember that God sent us down that path for a reason. It had to happen that way! Everything we do while on this journey of life, everything we have been through, is and was done for Spiritual growth. Let us rejoice in that fact, accept the path we have walked along, and remain focused on the glorious road ahead!
MSH, Penn Wealth