“What are you allowing to stop you from letting go and starting over?”
“You may have a fresh start any time you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down but the staying down.” ~ Mary Pickford ~
“The beginning is always today.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ~
“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become – because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be…It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.” ~ C. S. Lewis ~
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~ Seneca ~
“When someone you love dies, you are given the gift of “second chances”. Their eulogy is a reminder that the living can turn their lives around at any point. You’re not bound by the past; that is who you used to be. You’re reminded that your feelings are not who you are, but how you felt at that moment. Your bad choices defined you yesterday, but they are not who you are today. Your future doesn’t have to travel the same path with the same people. You can start over. You don’t have to apologize to people that won’t listen. You don’t have to justify your feelings or actions, during a difficult time in your life. You don’t have to put up with people that are insecure and want you to fail. All you have to do is walk forward with a positive outlook, and trust that God has a plan that is greater than the sorrow you left behind. The people of quality that were meant to be in your life won’t need you to explain the beauty of your heart. They already understand what being human is—a roller coaster ride of emotions during rainstorms and sunshine, sprinkled with moments when you can almost reach the stars.” ~ Shannon L. Alder
In 2018 may you be overwhelmed with God’s grace, mercy, love, favor, kindness, and, in turn, shower those in your sphere of influence with love.