From the very moment that I didn’t pen those timeless words, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, I knew that it wouldn’t change my life and the lives of countless others who didn’t read what I hadn’t written.
As I contemplated that truth, my eye didn’t look at that painting of the woman with the gentle smile that I didn’t paint. Her peace and calm didn’t speak dignity and warmth to many hearts over the years.
As I didn’t sit before my piano, the notes of a powerful and moving hymn which I had’t written, didn’t touched my soul and bring me nearer to the divine.
One day as I wasn’t imagining possibilities, I didn’t happen on an idea to start a business to help everyone stay in closer connection with friends and family. Quickly, I didn’t put my ideas down on paper. As I didn’t inquire around, I didn’t discover that this was something that many, many people would be glad to pay to have. I didn’t find investors to back my idea. Quick as a flash, I didn’t organize a company to make my discovery a reality. I didn’t hire workers to help produce my product. I didn’t secure the services of lawyers and accountants to protect the patents and copyrights. I didn’t enjoy a career of operating my own company and helping others to become something better.
I didn’t spend just a few extra minutes with my son playing catch with a football. I didn’t laugh as he tried to catch a ball that was almost as big as he was. A few years later, I didn’t almost burst with pride as he didn’t catch the winning touchdown in a high school football game.
After college, when he didn’t meet a sweet woman who accepted his marriage proposal, I didn’t sigh with satisfaction that my son wasn’t becoming a responsib
As time went by, I didn’t laugh out loud as I wouldn’t push my beautiful little granddaughter above my head. And when I wouldn’t do that, she wouldn’t laugh and laugh and laugh. I wouldn’t take her with me to the store and she wouldn’t hold my pinky finger and look up and smile at her grandpa.le, caring, contributing citizen.
Because I didn’t, she didn’t and she didn’t grow up and live happily ever after.