Day 2770: What’s the greatest mistake you ever made?

It’s difficult for me to to come up with an answer to “What’s the greatest mistake you ever made?”

Make no mistake; I’ve made many mistakes in my long life. It’s just difficult to choose the greatest.

Perhaps the greatest mistake I’ve ever made is

  • reluctance to act for fear of making a mistake,
  • expecting perfection from myself or others, or
  • not forgiving myself for my mistakes.

If I had listened to people telling me that 45 was too old for me to have my first child, that would have been my greatest mistake.


That’s my son, Aaron, wearing a mask unmistakably designed by artist and fellow blogger, Judy Berman.  These days, people’s greatest mistake might be not wearing a mask. For some, it’s the last mistake they’ve made.

It would be a great mistake not to include today’s Daily Bitch Calendar.



Are there any mistakes in my other photos from yesterday?








White supremacy might be the greatest mistake this world has ever made.

Here‘s “Everybody Makes a Mistake” by Otis Redding.

My greatest gratitude to those who help me create this blog, mistakes and all, every day.




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26 thoughts on “Day 2770: What’s the greatest mistake you ever made?

  1. My greatest mistake is classing anything as a mistake rather than as an opportunity to learn.

  2. I can’t really think of any mistakes you might have made, Ann, given that you raised Aaron, encouraged his creativity, and created this blog. When I think of you, I just think of good things.

  3. Mistakes for me Ann, is an opportunity to correct and improve…, have a nice weekend!!!

  4. All mistakes are great – in fact, I am reluctant to call them “mistakes” at all. They all allow us to grow and learn!

  5. I can confidently say I’ve learned from every mistake I’ve ever made, which is why I don’t repeat mistakes but make all new ones.

  6. puella33

    Hi, Ann, that questions requires a lot of pondering. I suppose there are many if I were choose to look back. I prefer to focus on the happy memories, for life is hard enough. It also helps to be more optimistic and hopeful.

  7. puella33

    I wanted to share a painting I just finished for you, but I don’t know how to post it here. I’ll try sending to you via fb. or the other site at BI

    • That’s great! When I find it, I’ll try to share it here.

      • puella33

        I sent it to both places because I wasn’t sure you got it at the BI- it changed it’s format.

    • I’m afraid I couldn’t open and see your painting. And I don’t know how to include a photo in a comment, either. Maybe somebody else can comment on how to do that.

    • Actually, I was able to open the painting on Facebook. Thank you! It’s wonderful. I’ll share it in my blog post tomorrow.

      • puella33

        Ann, I’m glad you liked it – If you feel more comfortable not doing it, that’s fine too

  8. My greatest mistake is not taking more risks. ٩(ó。ò۶ ♡)))

  9. The greatest mistakes might be transformed to temporary miscalculations. The worst mistakes, on the other hand, could continue to hound us. One way to look at the language, anyway, Ann, as I ponder my Sunday morning.

  10. I’m not telling.

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