Posted by: rosanneromero | May 16, 2016

You Can’t Unring A Bell

Things I thought hard about today.

  • For some things, there’s an undo button so you can undo mistakes on  Word or Excel
  • Or use solvent to ‘unglue’ something you’ve used Bionic glue on
  • Or use Stripsol to ‘unpaint’ something
  • For mistakes like that, you don’t feel sad or grieve.
  • Because those things, you CAN ‘undo’
  • But with other things, there is no ‘undoing’
  • Like,  you can’t ‘unring’ a bell.
  • You can’t ‘unsay’ something you’ve said.
  • You cant ‘un-run over’ someone you’ve run over dead.
  • Because, unlike spreadsheets, essays and projects,  life and people and relationships are fragile.
  • For life and people, there is no such thing as being too careful.
  • Yep.
  • You can’t unring a bell


  1. The Dalai Lama said, ” There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.”

    You are right life cannot be undone but we cannot hold on to the things we have done and punish ourselves about the past. Nobody is perfect. We also cannot worry about the future because tomorrow, like the next second, the next minute, the next hour is a gift. We have to live in the moment or we miss out on all that is good at the moment. I promised myself that I would live each day of 2014. I have a jar at home. Every single day I write good and happy memories, moments that touched me and made me laugh till my belly hurt, acts of kindness, unexpected gifts, people, finding lost friends, things, books, a beautiful sunrise/sunset etc. and put it in this jar. I will read this all on 31 dec 2014, if I live to that day…life is fragile…we forget that there are a lot of good things we fail to appreciate. Here’s to living each and every day of 2014!

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