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Robbing Yourself of Today (2014- Blog #49)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"Don't let the past steal your present."
Cherralea Morgen

I have to admit, I am usually a glass half full kind of person. I do not really like being around the glass half empty people because I think it robs me of good moments. For some reason, that negative energy is just exhausting for me. I am not a PollyAnna, but I do choose to see things from a more positive note if I can.

When I saw this quote I thought about how much we really impact our individual journeys to healthy living when we beat up on ourselves for our choices from yesterday. I hear it all the time. "I messed up." "I was an idiot" "I was stupid." "I made a mistake." "ARGH" "UG" ... etc

Don't get me wrong. I do think we have to be honest with ourselves. We do have to acknowledge choices that do not advance us to our goals. But when we lament the past, we really do lose out in enjoying the NOW.

I also think that sometimes remaining in the regret-mode almost allows us to continue with the poor choices. That negative energy pulls us into an abyss of poor choices, swirls us into a tornado of black.

I prefer to remind myself that any other yesterday's decisions are the perfect foundation for me to learn something today.

May your Wednesday be a positively-charged day!

"Don't let the past steal your present."
Cherralea Morgen

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: My mountain

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