Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Spilled Milk

How many times have you heard or read “Happy New Year!” already? Well, here comes another one: Happy New Year to all! I hope your Christmas was merry and your new year will be happy.

We’ve just come through a happy season of holidays and love. Do you get sentimental this time of year? Do you reflect on your past more than you should? Have you ever wanted to go back and do your life over again? I suppose most of us have at some time or another. But we can’t. It doesn’t work that way. We live our days and make our decisions then live with the consequences of them. We can’t put spilled milk back into its container.

Suppose we could have a re-do of our life? With your knowledge today, what would you tell your 18-year-old self? Here are five things I would tell my younger self:

*Be patient. Anything worthwhile is worth waiting for.

*God is always on time, never late or early.

*Don’t be hasty to give your heart away.

*Pray that you will recognize God’s plan for your life when it/he/she comes along.

*Lasting happily-ever-afters don’t usually just happen —they require lifetime effort.

What would you tell your younger self? I hope you’ll share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Book giveaways will resume next week.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

Jo Huddleston, Author of the Caney Creek Series
That Summeran inspirational Southern historical romance
Beyond the Pastan inspirational Southern historical romance
Claiming Peace, an inspirational Southern historical romance
Offering spiritual tonic and hope


  1. Funny, I was just thinking about this earlier today. I would tell my younger self to read God's word and then live it.

    1. Patricia, thanks for reading and leaving your comment. We do look back sometimes with some wisdom to share.