The first time I heard this adage was from my last (and BEST) manager at the airline. She had a big picture in her office. I messed up something I thought huge and she directed me to the picture. And for the life of me now, I can't think of that wonderful series of photographs.
Anyway, I've heard that saying over and again and it's one that is embedded in my brain which has become automatic for me. Every morning I wake and think: Today is a new day and I can change to be the person I truly want to be and correct my mistakes of yesterday.
And you know what? Because of this mantra, I only have to correct the mistakes literally of YESTERDAY--not a month ago, not a year ago. I have corrected those mistakes and have moved on.
I just got off the phone with our local hospital's foundation. they are looking for donations for a new Heart machine. How can I not donate for such a cause? I donated for the Free Clinic--a service that is always needed in every community. I've put change and even a dollar or two in the red buckets this holiday season--something that I rarely did.
Begin anew? Yes. I am beginning a new. I have a new lease on life and am very happy in mine. Sure there are ups and downs, but there are mostly ups. I am working; I have many new wonderful friends; I have many more old wonderful friends. I have a wonderful family of my own--my husband, three children, a son-in-law, and now a lovely girl that makes my youngest son smile big and wide.
Yes, get me talking about beginning anew and I'll talk your ear off. That leads into being positive and having a great attitude. Give a little of yourself this holiday season. Be Mr. Scrooge after he wakes up--all happy and giddy inside. Donate some change. Donate some time. Donate a laugh.
Tell me what you're doing to be Mr. Scrooge on Christmas morning!
“I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!”