Friday, 12 August 2016




#494

"Finish each day and be done with it.. you have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
Emerson

Put yourself to bed, be grateful for your life, and have a sound sleep. 
Too many people spend sleepless nights, worrying about their day. 'Did they say the wrong thing?' 'Should they have chosen another route?' 'What will happen tomorrow?' etc. The things is: whatever you did or did not do, has already passed. You reacted to something, it's done. You can always make amends, but you cannot change what has already taken place. 

There is an inordinate amount of time spent on regrets, "could have, should have, would have'. The fact is you didn't. That's it. You did what you did, good or bad, and it's done. This is how it stands, regretting it will not make it go away. The only solution to regret is to atone for it and then let it go. Take responsibility for your words and actions, apologize, learn from it and move forward. We all screw up, we all say things that we wish we hadn't, we do things that don't make any sense, even to us. We are only human, after all, we all react to different situations and then wonder why we did. Don't be so hard on yourself, just carry on, and see what tomorrow brings.

“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” ― Anne of Green Gables - L M Montgomery

We need to forgive ourselves for our blunders and start each new day with a clean slate.  

“This new day has greeted us with no rules; unconditional opportunity. Do not dilute the power of this new day with the hardship of yesterday. Greet this day the way it has greeted you; with open arms and endless possibility.”  -Steve Maraboli