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Each Day Is A New Beginning

Posted by Catherine Morgan on September 13, 2007


We all know that nothing stays the same. We all know that life is constantly changing. However, I think that we all under-estimate this fact in many ways. What I mean is…When things are going great in our lives, we don’t think about the times that they weren’t so great. And, when things are going badly and we are feeling sad, it’s sometimes hard to remember that we were ever happy. In both these cases, it is important for us to not only remember, but to also reflect.

I think this is important because, if we take some time to reflect on the bad days, on days that are going well for us, we can get a better perspective on our lives. Seeing a bad day from the perspective of a good day, allows us to become “aware” of the notion that time heals. Something, that on our bad days, we may not be able to fully appreciate.

On our bad days, the notion that “time heals”, may seem like a small consolation. That brings me to the reason that on a bad day, taking some time to reflect on the happier times, can be helpful in not allowing ourselves to spiral into those hopeless feelings.

Our perceptions of the changes in our lives, both good and bad, are what will determine our reactions to those changes. So, if we can react with the “awareness” that nothing stays the same, and that nothing is meant to stay the same, then we are creating a more comfortable reality for ourselves.

So, what I am trying to say is. Don’t take your highs, so high, that when something brings you down, you crash. And, don’t let your lows, bring you so low, that when something comes around that could pick you up, you are so deep in despair that you can’t even realize it. This may seem easier said than done. But, as with everything else, the more you practice it, the easier it becomes.

I’ll Stand By You


9 Responses to “Each Day Is A New Beginning”

  1. gingatao! said

    Life is a wave form with its ups and downs and one has a choice whether to attempt to smooth out the tops to avoid the bottoms or do as I do, maintain momentum on the down swing so that you can reach ecstacy on the up.

  2. That’s an interesting way to put it, thanks for your comment “Gingatao”.

  3. chichilayor said

    Yes, our perception of the changes in our lives determines our reactions. And we can control the latter. Thanks for the inspiring post.


  4. Thanks for the comment Chichi.

  5. liarac said

    For starters, that is a truly marvelous close-up photo of a turtle. The high and low moods you describe remind us not to take our lives too seriously. My suggestion would be to disregard any past guilt which might’ve influenced your moodiness. We all have the ability to bring ourselves “into the light” of balance. Good intentions aren’t enough. Trust implicitly your willingness to accept yourself and all the events about to unfold. You can find meaning and lessons in everything.

  6. Hi Liara — Thanks for the comment, very true.

  7. davidlind said

    He’s a really cute little guy. I am done putting things back together and can take some time to enjoy blogging again! So where is the first place I go when I want to do that? You guessed it.

  8. Hi…

    Looking for something else, but cool site….

  9. CPAP said

    Nothing is permanent in this world except constant changes.

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