We may wish with all our heart that we could go back and do something differently, said something kinder, acted more rationally. But we can’t. Time, the way we view it and use it, does not go backward, gravity doesn’t allow things to fall up, there is no real ‘do-over.’ It’s true that we may think we’ve gone back, and it may even feel that way for a time, but once something, anything, has happened it’s in the past. We may be able to go back and make reparation for things we’ve done or said that have hurt others or made them unhappy, including ourselves, but the only thing we really can do is to go forward more thoughtfully. There is no righting any wrongs, except to move forward more aware of what is the kind and compassionate path, taking people, other beings, and the greater world into consideration. Frequently the things we do, even small things, are detrimental to this planet we occupy; thought before action can largely eliminate the damage we can incur. In general we act unthinkingly going about our daily routine; it would be beneficial if we took some time to look at what we really are doing when we jump in the car for a quick errand down to the store. Could we have walked. Or we may accidentally drop a used wrapper as we’re walking along. We really could have gone back and picked it up, couldn’t we? Though we think we are being environmentally conscious, we may not have really been aware of the little things. Shouldn’t we pay more attention to the smallest actions?