Monday, March 28, 2011

March 27, 2011


They call the past "the past" for a reason. It is because it is no longer present. It is no longer in the here and now. It is over and done with, and there is nothing we can do to change it. The only thing we can do is learn from the circumstances we faced in the past. You might be thinking, "Well, you don't know what kind of mistakes I made in the past." You are right. I do not know what kind of mistakes you made in the past, but the one thing I do know is that mistake is in the past. It is our job to learn from that mistake and to not repeat that same mistake over and over again.

As I am writing this post, I keep thinking about the movie, "Napoleon Dynamite," during the scene when Uncle Rico is sitting there reminiscing about his football days, and he looks off in the distance and says, "If coach would have just put me in the game, we would have went to the state championships!" Uncle Rico was living his life by looking at his past. He thought that if the coach would have put him in that big game that his life would have turned out differently.

How many of us do just that? We look at where we are today by looking at our past. We make those comments of could of, would of, or should of. For instance, I should of done this or that then that could of or would have happened. What we should do is look at where we are today, and we should be grateful for the things we have been blessed with. Instead of beating up on yourself over a mistake you made last week, last month, last year, or 10 years ago, look at where you are right now. You  cannot move forward by looking behind you!

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