We all make mistakes. We all look back and say “I could have done that different”.
The truth is- things can’t ever go any different then how they went- because that’s the way they went.
We make the best choices we can make with what we know in that present moment.
I am not the same person I was yesterday, one week ago, one year ago or 5 years ago. The perspective I have, the lessons I’ve learned and the tools I’ve acquired- they all transform my being from day to day.
”No matter what your past has been, you have a spotless future.”
- Author Unknown, taken from “Delivering Happiness”
Mother Theresa said “Peace begins with a smile”- smile to yourself. Acknowledge your accomplishments and your mistakes – they can both be honored and recognized- they are a part of your history and what truly makes you YOU.
I would not be the person I am today (and I really love who I am today) if it were not for those past relationships that were painful and difficult. I would not appreciate my life and the simple moments of joy if it wasn’t for the times I was down and under.
I would not know how to truly trust myself and the inner voice of my heart if I did not know deceit and disappointment.
I would not appreciate true love if it was not for a broken heart.
The truth is, my inspiration comes from the challenging times. AND- the inspiration is available because I choose to be uplifted by the challenges rather than be upset. It’s a practice, a muscle you build time after time.
Know that nothing happens TO YOU. It happens FOR YOU. Everything that happens in your life- happens for your soul to grow and evolve. EVERYTHING.
Be blessed, my friend, and enjoy this ride called life.