Starting Over…

Everyday we get an opportunity to start over. We may not look at it like that – we may think that we are just continuing on from yesterday but I believe it’s an opportunity to begin again. A new day brings with it light and promise. An opportunity to look at things differently, in another light, because it’s not the light of yesterday shining on your challenges, it is the light of today. When we are going through what the mystics call ‘the dark night of the soul’ we can hold on to the hope that there is a tomorrowthat a new day is coming and that we can count on that to happen.

My belief is that we are all connected and that we have all come here to help each other on this journey called life. Some of us think that means being a teacher, or a lawyer, a doctor, or a welder, a carpenter or a bake and shark vendor.

To teach however I don’t think we need to necessarily BE anything. How we handle our day to day lives, our joys and thrills, our challenges and sometimes our loss are the most beneficial lessons to others. We are not consciously aware that anyone is looking. We are not on some podium, making sure that the camera gets our best side or focused on enunciating. We are our raw selves: coping, crying. laughing, cussing, grieving, cheering, worrying, and sometimes reaching to a point from which we feel that we can’t turn around, only to have the courage to remain alive just long enough to see a new day and start over.

At times it may seem that one minute everything in your life is going great and then almost in the blink of an eye, things start going downhill.People get sick.Sometimes they die. The bank forecloses on our house. We lose cars (I know this one well and I’m not talking about it being stolen  although I’ve had that experience too! LOL) but it’s OK.

What we never lose is our heart, our strength, our wisdom, our ability to love, our humility, our kindness. This is our wealth -the good stuff that we are truly made of.

As you approach today, full of possibilities know that  your mess is your message. Someone needs to hear your story, to heal, to be comforted, to be strengthened to take that next step in their own lives. And remember that each new day gives us a wonderful opportunity to start over! 🙂

Photograph from the Giselle Hudson Tobago Collection™

2 thoughts on “Starting Over…

  1. This was very useful for me today!! I was clearly having one of ‘those’ days, so it was a good reminder to look to the tomorrow for a chance at starting over! Thank you!

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