Each Day Is a Do-Over
Every Day Is a Gift
Well, for some things anyway. We can’t turn back time or undo what’s done, but we can start over with many things.
As the sun rises every morning, a new day starts when we can change what we might not have liked that we did the day before, or what we’ve been doing over time, or how we’ve been doing it.
We all know the saying “Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life”. That could be interpreted to mean that new possibilities are open: start a new career, read a new book, travel to a new place, put on different lipstick or a new tie, perhaps say thank you more often, I’m sorry more often, or I love you more freely.
With the start of the new year, it’s a good time to think about new beginnings, however big or small they might be. The possibilities are endless; no excuses. Some of the easiest, albeit seemingly difficult things are dieting and exercise. Easiest because they are 100% within our control. Difficult because it’s easy to make excuses about starting tomorrow.
You can start small, with yourself, where you have perfect control and a high payout potential. Watch what you put in your mouth and don’t procrastinate when it comes to doing even a little bit of exercise, be it walking or stretching. Before you know it, it will become your new lifestyle.
Another area of do-overs that is perfectly within our control: make better choices, especially if you’re not happy with your previous ones. For example, choose kinder words, choose to be more patient, more understanding, more compassionate and so on. Even letting someone in ahead of you in the car line makes you feel good about yourself.
So, let’s all push the “reset” button and start over by examining our actions and attitudes with the idea of doing “good” things, for our own benefit and for that of others.
The sun will rise tomorrow and it will be a another opportunity to “Do Over”. If it’s day time where you are, start right now, don't put it off!
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HAPPY DO-OVERS!
Note: Gift image courtesy of graur razvan ionut of freedigitalphotos.net
and ReThink image courtesy of stuart miles of freedigitalphotos.net