The Poem was Originally written:

January 14, 2014.

By DeAnna Shipman

Copyright 2014

All Rights Reserved

Volumes are spoken when a person admits to making a mistake. It is sometimes, very hard to do. It also takes a toll on a person's health, mentally and physically, if they remain in denial. Admitting a mistake is always best because this allows the individual to learn and grow, thus eliminating possible future occurrences.

Hindsight is 20/20 and not always welcomed, but if the lesson is received, accepted, understood, and then acted upon appropriately, a person might not make the same mistake repeatedly. I've never known a single human being who can say they only made one mistake in a certain area and never repeated it. To me, that is a lie. It's human nature to repeat. History repeats itself; history is a part of Human Nature.

"Mistakes" by DeAnna Shipman

(c) 2014 All Rights Reserved.

We All make mistakes.

We don’t all admit to them.

We are all given lessons by them.

We don’t all learn from them.

~~~ Some repeat the same one often.

While others learn the first time.


Many would die to take it back.

Many would kill to cover it up.


A Mistake is not Rare!

And yet, many act as if it were, as the rarest of jewels. The Lord says, “Forgive 7 X 70 times in 1 day!” And You will BE forgiven.


Mistakes will be made.


I make them.



Today, and this past week, I am reflecting upon the losses over the past 6 years. So much time wasted. Time is one of, if not the most, valuable item each human being has. So much of it has been lost, stolen, and deterred. There are no regrets with my mistakes, just lessons. With some mistakes I wish I could have a re-do or do-over, but I don't know if it would be for the best.

Nevertheless, I have made a lot of mistakes. There are many things I know and understand, and there are many things I don't know and don't understand. Every day is a cycle of continuous learning, for those who desire to learn, and I am one of them. I can't obtain a do-over with the previous people in which mistakes were made, but I can have a do-over daily in simply Living.

Waking up every day, to me, is a do-over, and an opportunity to do my best in whatever my path takes me across. I'm very glad for that, and I hope you are too.

Here's to making mistakes and having daily do-overs! May you make less mistakes with regard to the same one and may you learn from each one! Much like wine, with Time, Everything becomes better!

Stay Well, and All the Best!

DeAnna Shipman

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