Sunday, July 31, 2016

Moving Forward

If you're like me, you probably spend some of your time and energy thinking about the past. If you're thinking about past times that were fun, sweet, or enjoyable, that's okay as long as you don't LIVE in the past and forget to LIVE in the present. If you're spending all your time reminiscing about the past, you're not allowing yourself to make new memories. It's okay to remember as long as you don't obcess.

Now, if you're spending time in the past regretting or feeling guilty, that's a whole different thing. Guilt is wasted energy. Instead of feeling guilt, try to figure out what lessons you have learned so that you don't repeat the action about which you're feeling guilt. You have then made a negative into a positive and there is no reason for guilt. Then you are free to move forward into the wonderful possibilities of the future.

I read, "There is a reason your windshield is bigger than your rear view mirror. Where you're headed is much more important than what you've left behind.". I think those are words to live by.

Love, Paula

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