A brand new ending.....

No one can go back & make a brand new start.
Anyone can start from now & make a brand new
ending.” ~ Unknown

I don't know how many times I have thought "If I could only go back to being twelve-years-old, I would do things differently."  12?-how big of mistakes could I have made at 12?

This quote reminded me that no matter what I do, I can't go back to being twelve and make a brand new start-but I can create a brand new ending.  This is exciting to me.  It reminds me that I am not tied to old beliefs, old patterns and habits, circumstances of my younger life.  I can choose right now to re-define who I am and how I show up in the world.  I can choose right now to make new decisions that will change the endings of all areas of my life.

I had been thinking this morning about New Year's resolutions and changes I want to make in my life.  I know that as the year moves forward, I will get busy, preoccupied and overwhelmed.  I know that I need to keep it simple.  I decided to narrow my New Year's resolution to asking one simple question:

"Will this action, thought, decision move me closer to my ideal self?"  If the answer is yes, then I move forward.  If the answer is no, then I move on.  I have some good ideas of who my ideal self is and I am thinking that as the year progresses and I question myself with nothing but my own best interests at heart, this vision of me will become clearer. 

Cheers-to new endings!


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