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.......Salutation of the Dawn...belated Sacred Sunday


I know someone who lives in the past…
her thoughts are filled with all the things she did for others.
What she gave up for others.
This has made her bitter, angry and not much fun to be around.

I tell my daughters, who are both young women, to try to live life without regret….

I tell them each day is a gift and to try and treat it as such.

Of course I have some regrets…

some big and some small…
I know that what’s past is past, and I can’t go back,
I can only grab hold of today.

I don’t think I have to do BIG things in order to enjoy my thoughts of yesterday…
but I do have to DO.
I have to get up each day and be present.

I tell my daughters that some regret is probably unavoidable…health, time, money, family might stop them from fulfilling every vision of tomorrow...
but there are many offerings from the universe that come to all of us each day…
when one door closes another opens....
and if we are present, aware, and accepting, and willing to DO! much of what we dream can come true.


When I think of my bitter friend, I wonder if a point in time comes in life when age makes the world shrink so much that there can be no vision for a hopeful tomorrow?


It is pretty clear to me that if I live each day to the fullest,
every yesterday can be a dream of happiness...

The Chinese say,' the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago...
the second best time is today'.

7 comments:

Snowbrush said...

Great thoughts. Speaking of the past, that looks like one old and beautiful book. What a lovely illustration. Lifting ones arms in joy, as it were.

Kathleen Mattox said...

Great post, Julie! I copied the quote from the Chinese and put it on my little bulletin board that's right next to my computer. I don't want to forget it. . . . nor do I want to ever become a bitter person.

julie mitchell said...

The image is actually a copy of a framed piece that hangs near my bed...I see it every morning and every evening...and your correct it is very old...The framed piece hung in my grandmothers guest room when I was a little girl...She past over when I was 20 and the piece was on it's way to the trash bin when I rescued it... when I was very, very young it felt magical to me and I think I knew that it was a directive of how to live a fulling life...
Snow, I'm glad your cruising the land of Blog again...enjoy...

julie mitchell said...

Kathleen, hard as I try, I absolutely cannot see you as a bitter old woman...You dear friend are a joy and a doer!!

Natalie said...

Wonderful post,Julie. Obviously something I needed to hear. Good old synchronicity at work again, isn't it wonderful how the universe supports our growth?x



P.S. My word verification today is "phear"

Tammie Lee said...

You have shared here in a wise way. We have today, yesterday is a bit of a dream with consequences. Yesterday is a place to learn from but not to be stuck in. Thank you for the inspiration!
Wonderful to read of the history of this image!
Yes for today!

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