Front Windshield vs Rear Mirror What Do You Think?

IMG_8336Have you ever stopped to consider how much bigger our front windshield is compared to our rear mirrors? I saw the following quote recently and I cannot stop thinking about it, so I am taking that as a sign that I am supposed to write a blog post about it!

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We ALL have things in our past we are not proud of, but you know what? Our past does not have to define our future! I have come up with a few favorite quotes to get us thinking about the past, the present and the future.

First, some quotes for the past, for the rear view window:

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 “You can’t be who you’re going to be and who you used to be at the same time.” ~T.D. Jakes~

“Every flower must grow through dirt.” ~Anonymous~

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“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you had in mind.”  ~David G. Allen~

“Don’t judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.” ~Anonymous~

“One reason people resist change is that they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain.” ~Anonymous~

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.” ~Anonymous~

“Lessons in life are repeated until they are learned.” ~Frank Sonnenburg~

And now a few for the present and the future, the front windshield:

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“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.~  

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lives.” ~Ann Landers~

 “Behind real freedom lies real discipline.”  ~Erwin Raphael McManus  

“A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether to say it or not.”~Anonymous~  

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“If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” ~Anonymous~

 “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes each day unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for one hour.” ~Ancient Zen saying~  

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” ~Oscar Wilde~

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Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

If you’ve been here following my Pages for very long, you already know how much I enjoy taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets. They serve as a reminder of how swiftly the days go by. A reminder to seize the moments. Here, below, is a sunrise I took a shot of last Thursday.

IMG_0139The next time you catch a sunrise or a sunset, I hope you will stop, take a deep breath, and cherish that moment with gratitude for this gift we call life, past, present, and future.

If you are ready to move ahead into your future, but you’re not sure how, or you are feeling discouraged, click here to listen to Dave Pettigrew’s song: There Is Hope.

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