There have been moments I have said I can’t wait until the day is over, or I can’t wait until after a certain time period has passed so that I don’t have to deal with a particular situation or person.
As I was driving the other day, I saw a billboard with the T.S. Eliot quote,
“Every moment is a fresh beginning”
I paused and thought, EVERY… not some… not a few… but EVERY moment.
That’s when I was reminded that I don’t have to wait until the next day to have a fresh start. I don’t have to wait until next year, or until I leave the job, or until I move, or whatever, for a fresh beginning.
My FRESH BEGINNING can start right NOW. It starts in my attitude and thinking.
It starts with me saying that I’m not going to allow a situation or person to dictate my mood, the way I feel, or my outcome.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% percent how you respond to it. ~Charles R. Swindoll
Whatever happened, happened. I can’t rewind time and change what happened the past year, past month, past week, past day, or past hour.
BUT, I can change my response to what’s happening.
Today, CHOOSE to respond and react differently to what’s happening in your life.
When something crazy happens,
- Take a deep breath
- Think before you respond or react
- Remember that EVERY MOMENT (which can literally mean the next minute or next second) is an opportunity for a NEW BEGINNING.
Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in every “moment” life brings your way!