Monday, May 16, 2011

My "Do Over"

Each Season is New

From the archives of May 2010...

Each year consists of 365 days, each day holds the same 1,440 minutes. I got tired of year after year being the same, feeling the same hopelessness for anything more than the chronic emotional anguish that I had lived in for years. Helpless to believe that I had any power to change this. I was just surviving but not really living.

Some time ago I started looking at each day as another 1,440 opportunities to stop whatever wasn't working and start over, begin making new choices, creating the life I want today in spite of what my yesterday looked like.

If today isn't what I want it to be - I have 1,440 chances to turn it into the life I want by choosing being aware of the thoughts that drive my dependence on other people, places and things that really have no bearing on how my day plays out. Then choosing to come back to the understanding that while I can't always choose what is going on in my life at any given moment - I can always choose how I let it affect me and what my response will be to any given situation or circumstance.
Every moment of every day is a chance to have that "do over" that I'd always wanted.


Patricia Singleton said...

Yes, we do. Many times attitude is the only thing that I can change about that circumstances. Changing my attitude gives me the opportunity to see things and myself differently. Having an attitude of gratitude has been the best change that I have ever done for myself.

Tara said...

What a great way to look at life!

Susan said...

Agreed Patricia! It took some practice but once I realized that by hanging onto the resentments was how I stayed stuck it was easier to learn to let go:)!

@Tara - the journey is much easier this way:)