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11.08.2011

every 24 hours.

As much as it may not feel like every day is the opportunity to make a fresh start- it truly is. We have the luxury of living our lives in increments of 24 hours. The sun sets at night, laying to rest all the hardships and pain of the day. We fall asleep with hope that tomorrow will be even better than yesterday. The sun rises every morning, shining down on the new opportunities of today- which most of us find difficult to see. Somehow we fight hard internal battles as we try to let go of yesterday and move on to the present moment. We struggle to lay to rest the hurt of the past, and struggle to wake up feeling that inspired. We hold onto things for too long. We let them consume us and hang over our heads for days on end. We can't let go. Yet, we've all heard the sayings about the importance of laying the past to rest and looking instead to the future; for we cannot commit ourselves to making the best of today if we let the past dictate our future happiness. We all make mistakes. We all struggle. We all hurt. It's the way of life. It's those experiences that shape us into the person we are today. However, that doesn't mean we should let our past wholly dictate our futures. The most powerful thing you can do for yourself is to let every day truly end when you lay your head to rest at night. Let go of the hurt and anger, and flush out the hard feelings as you close your eyes on today and prepare for whatever life will bring tomorrow. Wake up every day with a positive attitude. The attitude that "I was blessed with this new day, with this sunrise, and with the opportunity of X, Y, and Z." Every day should be treated as a luxury, and unfortunately most of us don't focus on this profound fact of life. It often takes a profound personal loss to realize just how fragile life truly is. Don't let it take a tragedy to learn the lesson that tragedy teaches. Life is short. Allow yourself to let go of the "muck", stop sweating the small stuff, and wake up each day rejuvenated by the knowledge that today, you can do anything you set your mind to.



5 comments:

Jenn :D said...

so true! Each day is a luxury. Too many people take it for granted. New follower! :)

Jamie said...

Great post

Jamie said...

Great post!

Meg {henninglove} said...

very very true about not letting our past dictate our future. i have been struggling with that for a few years now and i have finally decided to let it go and not let it influence how i view myself, and my personal opinion about myself

Kylie said...

Very sweet post! I especially love the idea of viewing each new day as a blessing - gratitude works wonders in SO many situations!