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The what-if game

By Denise Renée Purdie


I know I’m not the only one to engage in the what-if/sliding glass door game. There are a couple pivotal moments in my life that I feel would’ve led me down a much different path. I won’t say better; I will just say different.


When movies talk about parallel universes, it does get you thinking. I wonder if there is a parallel universe where there is a Renée with nine kids and a husband who loves gardening …


Or maybe there is one with a Renée who is a pilot and a world traveler with stacks of money. Wait! I’m still hoping I can live in that universe!!!


There are also universes where there is no Renée and the Lord has protected me so far from that …


I usually shrug off the what-if game and then start being grateful for the things in my life. I’m going to find that celebration list right now because I need a reminder today as I contemplate the next leg of this journey.


DID IT list:


  • Got married

  • Rode in a hot air balloon

  • Lived in another country for 12 years

  • Swam in the Great Barrier Reef

  • Visited the Grand Canyon twice. So I’ve seen two of the seven natural wonders of the world!

  • Finished my bachelor’s after a 32 year delay

  • Finished my first master’s

  • Started my own business in 2004

  • Published 14 books on Amazon and helped several clients publish their books

  • Got baptized after accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior

  • Appeared on TV

  • Bought land and built a house from the ground up with my then husband


I have a lot more things I want to do in my lifetime, but I am sitting on the porch now listening to wind chimes and I’m going to celebrate the journey so far.


Keywords: bucket lists, future, contemplation

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