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Monday, 23 January 2017

Words to Live By

Anyone who's lived a few years can look back on his/her life and wish s/he'd made different decisions or handled things better or been a little wiser. The truth is, most of us do the best we can at the time, with the knowledge, experiences and resources we have. Sure, we might have thought things through a little better, exercised greater self-control, etc., but in the end, it's what it is. It's what we said, what we did, how we thought, what we chose, and we can't rewrite the past no matter how much we might like to.

That being said, we can move forward from where we are now. We can look to the future and (hopefully) brighter days ahead. Knowing what we know now, we can approach life better armed, a little jaded perhaps, but more thoughtful, proactive, considered.

As long as there is breath, there is hope. We can improve, become more of the person we want to be, meet the potential that's within us. "Look ahead," says advice columnist Ann Landers, "that is where your future lies."

Wise words indeed.


  1. I haven't heard a Ann Landers quote for a number of years. This was a good one! I need to work harder at looking ahead and not back!

    1. It's easy to beat ourselves up over things we've said or done, but we need to forgive ourselves and move on.

      I used to love reading Ann Landers' columns!

  2. My favorite advice from Ann Landers: No one can take advantage of you without your permission.


    1. That's a great piece of advice too, and oh so true! As I've heard someone else say, 'you teach people how to treat you.'


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