Have 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!
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:
“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~
“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:
“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~
“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~
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.