Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.
Talking to a friend this week, we remembered how many things we have been through in the past few years. How our lives took a completely different turn since we left school, and we are not where we thought we would be.
Thinking about the past brings good and bad memories, and reminds me of how everything has its time in our lives.
Lots of experiences, and people who seemed to be so relevant, suddenly became memories. Familiar places that don’t exist anymore, people I love who passed away.
Happiness, sorrows, wins, and disappointments, almost everything ended at some point.
But as people say, a period is not the end.
“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de la Bruyere
We can keep looking at the side mirror as much as we want to, but focusing on what is behind will not change our present — what we lived and experienced brought to where we are today, but cannot be modified.
All the bruises, scars, and wrinkles, bring a history. It’s a bundle that comes with maturity and age. It shows we were able to overcome all the life adversities. It tells our story. No matter how hard and painful it was, we know we prevailed.
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells
Less than three years ago, my friends, my house, my health were different. My mindset and priorities were not always aligned. I was another person living in a different state.
Why keep my eyes in the past when what used to suit me, may not be the right fit anymore?
As we grow, our needs transform and evolve.
So, what should be considered now? I need to continue to adjust what makes me happy, fills my heart with warmth, and above all, gives me peace of mind.
The intention remains: to be happy, healthy, and feel wholehearted may be the same, but the journey today draws a new path. My end goal is alike, but to get where I want to be, I must do new things.
Today I don’t want to carry resentments in my heart. I want to respect how people are, even when I disagree with their choices. I don’t want to be afraid of not being able to control my life and my health. I want to be able to love myself with my flaws and scars. Be respectful of my limits and embrace who I am.
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
We all need a direction, and I want to be confident about my new life purpose.
I want to welcome challenges, believing I am ready for them. That all the experiences and choices from my past have prepared me to be where I am. That I can overcome any fear, I face.
I want to know my strength will always be more significant than any of my hurdles. My will is invariably more powerful than my fear of change, and my generosity to be larger than my ego.
Don’t overthink. You and I got this — one day at a time. We have all it takes to succeed.
Today we are stronger. Tomorrow we will be even better!