Saturday, June 16, 2012
Anyone can make a new ending...
Today and every new day is just that...a new day. We all seem to get caught up in the events of our past, whether that be years ago or even yesterday. When something happens it has already been said and done, no matter what you try to do, it cannot be undone. You cannot go back and change the past. Let me say that again. YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE PAST!
So today I challenge you to look for something in your life that you are dwelling on. A bad relationship, something you said to a friend, the way you were treated as a kid, something you messed up yesterday at work, etc. Now we will go later into forgiveness and the power of it, but just to briefly touch on it I want to say this. By forgiving what someone has done to you or yourself for something you have done, you are not saying that it was ok or that you are going to forget it, you are just saying that you accept that it happened and are ready to move on with your life. So look at what your dwelling on, realize it happened, learn the lesson, become aware of what it changed in your life or what it brought about, and then...move on. Start today and make a new ending for yourself.
Today, in this moment is truly all we really have. Thinking about the past does nothing but keep those negative emotions and feelings brewing inside you, which in turn takes you away from the gift that is today. You are then ignoring and are not able to be grateful for what you have now. The lesson of living in the 'now' is a big one as is showing gratitude at every moment. Both are topics that we will go into many times in this blog. When you truly take a moment to stop and see what it is you have now, not what you HAD, but what you HAVE, you will then start to make a new and better ending for yourself.