Thankful for Change

As we work our way through another Monday today I am reflecting on something that has been alternately frustrating and reassuring me especially of late: time.  I’ve been reflecting on how slow it has gone the past week and yet how fast it has gone at the same time.  It seems like the minutes stretch out but then when I look next hours have gone by and I wonder where all the time has gone to.  Have your days been going like that lately?

When you’re under the pressure of time one of the biggest concerns that comes up is the question of whether or not you’re going to make a mistake or wrong decision.  However, with how fast time moves and how fast things change around us it’s almost impossible to not screw up occasionally.  The good news about how fast time moves and things change is that as soon as we realize we’ve made a mistake we’ll be able to start fixing it.

Don’t let yesterday’s mistakes get you down. Don’t let yesterday’s missed opportunities hold you back.  Don’t live going over the regrets you have about what you have or haven’t done.  Today comes with its own troubles and doesn’t need any help from yesterday and the past.  We all make mistakes and we all will have regrets.  But when we just dwell on them rather than doing something productive with them they win and we lose.  Choose to embrace the freedom that comes with today being a new day and our world changing as fast as it does.  And if you screw up today know that you’ll have a new chance as things change yet again in your life.

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” Charlie Chaplin


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