Each day a new beginning
“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, it might have been.” Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
What are your complaints, your sadness for the past? Your past, your story, has brought you to what you are today. What do you think of yourself now? Start seeing the best of yourself and see all the possibilities you have today to improve your life, and the life of those around you.
Instead of looking at your failures as such, consider them as learning lessons. Instead of seeing your stumbling blocks as lost time, choose to see them as steps to growth and maturity. Each “failure” has its seed and potential for change. Choose to see your problems as challenges instead of obstacles. Your present difficulties are an opportunity to apply your best ability and intelligence.
Choose three situations today that worry and stress you, and write three possible actions for each of these situations. Try searching out many options, instead of thinking there is nothing to be done, or that there is only one way to solve them. Don’t stick to one only answer. Talk with your friends, or professionals if necessary. Sometimes others can give us a possibility. Define what actions your will take with each of your problems, and that way you will walk towards a better life.
Start each day thinking about the small steps you will take in the direction you want for your life. No step is too small that will not challenge you.
Start each day valuing life, your family, your work, or your activity, even though conditions are not ideal. Take a few minutes each day to give a hug, a greeting, a message, a word of encouragement to the people around you, beginning with your closer ones.
Practice kindness. With kindness we are helping towards respect, and good manners. Smile as often as you can, to all those around you.
Start each day meditating on the following: “Today I start my day with hope and joy. I leave the past in the past, I let go of it, and today I will write new and good things of this new page of a new day. I forgive all those who hurt or offended me, I let go of all envy, resentment and bitterness. I will do my best today to improve my world, even by only a small step at a time.”
Turn each “it might have been” into a reality each day.
You have so much to do. Your life is valuable and useful. Give yourself a new opportunity each day.