Rise Like The Break of Dawn

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ยป Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have a bad habit of dragging yesterday’s regrets and sadness into a new day. Sometimes, I wake up upset about things that happened long ago or even the day before. It’s done. Move on. I CAN’T. YES, I CAN. I love arguing with myself. As well, I have a habit of living my life thinking “I will never allow this to happen again” or “I just need to get what I’m going through behind me and everything will be ok”. Darn it if something else doesn’t come up to take it’s place. Does this strike a chord with you?

I recently heard someone say that 30% of any day, work life, relationship, etc…will just suck. Their point was that if we can just accept that, maybe we can focus our time on the 70% that is pretty good. I can’t go to bed or wake up anymore thinking what in the world is going to happen to knock me off my feet next – and I don’t mean that in a positive way. The thing is that something absolutely will. Maybe as minor as getting to work wearing one blue shoe and one black shoe, your child starts rapid fire texting you to please pick them up from school, you rear end a school bus, a fight with a loved one and on and on and on who knows. Hopefully nothing more serious than what can’t be easily fixed. It’s just that we let these little things build up and take over. Why can’t the good things build up and take over. I think it really is our attitude and just being so tired all the time from things that wear us down. Regardless of what it is the day goes on, sun comes up tomorrow, and the earth still spins.

I know it can be irritating for the answer to be change your attitude. Sounds easy but we know it’s not. What choice do we have though? Take the lemons and make the damn lemonade. Fix it, hit reset and go about rocking the rest of the day. Don’t forget the lessons. Don’t regret the past. I love the saying, “Don’t look back, you aren’t going that way”. It’s true ya’ll. I still beat myself up for my failed marriage. I’m happy now. My ex is happy. Time to put it behind me and enjoy what I’ve built since. And yet I still let it weigh me down. Anyone have any great suggestions for letting go what once weighed you down? I’d love to hear it. Post in comments! I could use the inspiration. Maybe someone else reading this post could, too! You never know when the lessons you learn help and inspire others. So let’s help each other out and in the words we all know well Let. It. Go!