I am comforted by the realization that my little life has not been lived totally in vain. There's been a lot of good stuff come my way. Most of my mistakes were not life altering.
Certainly, I would have done some things differently: I would have erred more on the side of kindness rather than judgment; I would have fed and clothed those in need instead of wishing that, somehow, they would be warm and well fed; I would have used daily or given away those "special things" I owned (they wound up safe but useless in storage).
Although called a "man of God," I would have preached less and allowed the unlettered and ordinary man to teach me a thing or two about what is, truly, the "real life."