How can you let go of the past, and the story you tell that goes along with it? I’m sure you have heard the quote, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. (Bill Keane)” But have you ever really thought about the meaning of that?
Perhaps the best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. No more stories about how this or that affected your ability to be where you are today, or making excuses for why you didn’t get further this far in life. Start looking at today in your life as a gift, an amazing journey whose quality you alone are responsible for. The day you decide your life is your own is truly the day your life really begins. This is a truly empowering feeling.
Do your best, maybe not to completely forget the past (for we must realize our mistakes to learn from them), but instead to look ahead with hope and excitement of what you can create today. Let the past go, forgive your mistakes and the mistakes of others, and you will soon feel a lightness, a freeness to move forward with joy and excitement for the creation of your future.
Just because you may have had a rough start doesn’t have to mean you have to have a rough finish: YOU can affect that! So, in essence, you really DECIDE how you want your future to be!
And, taking it one step further, since you get what you give, why not try giving out joy and seeing if you don’t get more joy back! If you are carrying bitterness that may be what you are giving out and likely what you will get back. If you really want to get happier, try giving out some happiness!
I know some days it may be harder than others, and you just feel like quitting. That’s ok, we all have them. Rest your weary body, mind and soul, and then just keep moving forward, for tomorrow brings the chance for hope that the best days are ahead of us!