(Originally posted 1/15 and modified for today)
“In life, the things that go wrong are often the very things that lead to other things going right.” – Arianna Huffington
Please for goodness sake, don’t try to give light to the past because it is no longer a living entity that has the power to exhurt the amount of control that so many frequently allow it to exercise. We can’t resurrect or return to wasted opportunities since they come with no guarantees. We can only attend their funeral but can’t exhaust ourselves at their tombstones because we can’t raise what’s gone and the remainder of our days continually move ahead.
We have to move forward while learning from the decisions we’ve made and especially those we failed to make on our path to the present. It starts with the natural first step in the proper direction sprinkled with hope and self-assurance for what we can visualize.
The earth spins on an axis but people are not meant to. Moving continually to the right or left leads us to drifting in circles and back to where we started from with no progress. We need to walk on or near our center and if unsure, trust our instincts. Don’t feel betrayed because you can’t see your destination because there will be multiple signs of simple basic elegance that will confirm that we are on the right path.
A simple starting point in recognizing opportunities that we are better served to take advantage of: Give a smile or hug to those who need them. Say “I love you” or give a kiss to those who deserve them. Laugh or shed a tear without embarrassment if you are genuinely moved. Pay attention to what others may need from you, if only for a moment, when the situation requires you to do so because you can provide light to guide someone from their own darkness.
Put this into practice and I believe that less will pass unnoticed and more importantly, you will react accordingly and leave your imprint on the past and present, and then close in on your chosen destination!
And with that said by your father, also keep this in mind moving forward from today: “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” – Victoria Holt
Excellent message and very eloquent. I especially like the line about how we are not meant to spin on an axis. So good!
Thank you Gabriela. I’m glad you found meaning in it. What is past me allows me to learn what I have now and ahead of me. It’s too tiring to beat myself up by reliving what can’t be changed but can still be learned from. Take care. Joe