Today's topic: Do you have regret?
The answer: duh.
Of course, I have regret. I (like most other fallible humans) have done and said some colossally stupid things. Foot in mouth syndrome. Clueless moments. Well intentioned gestures gone wrong. Opening my mouth when I should have H.A.L.T.ed*. What I no longer do, however, is allow myself to be eaten alive by my regret. Feel it. Learn from it. And move on. So when something from years ago rears it's ugly head, I sidestep. And I try very hard NOT to do those things again. Sometimes, I even succeed.
H.A.L.T. stands for Hungry Angry Lonely Tired. If you are any of these things, shut mouth, delete email, step away from the aggravation and fix that.