Thursday, September 25, 2014

Every day is a new day

Some nights I climb into bed focused on the failures of the day, the week, the life.

Sometimes it's the hardest funk to swim out of, and it can bog you down for weeks at a time, paralyzing your career, letting down the people you love, cause people to give up on you, and worse, cause you to give up on yourself.

It's times like these when you need your support system the most, but most people refuse to reach out for fear of being a burden.  I have been very guilty of this.  I suffer from a terrible character trait called compulsive self reliance.  What that means is when it gets hard, I go alone.  Unless someone notices I am sinking and reaches in a hand to help pull me out, I loose my grip and fall.

It can happen to any one of us, but there is good news!

Every day is a new day!

When you feel that guilt pushing you against your pillow, just say it!  Tomorrow is a new day!  When you wake up in the morning, instead of dragging that heavy chain of shame, say it!  Look in the mirror and claim the day by shouting, "Today is a new day!".

What are you waiting for?


  1. It is often and sadly true that we the multitude fail to recognize that the best days of our lives are yet to come. We receive blessings even in the most difficult of times.

    45 years ago as a naive 19 year old I walked into a situation that I did not realize was extremely dangerous, I attacked and strangled. Yes I did die and yet I was able to come back battered and beaten but I DID survive. Many question what I say and it matters not for those in trouble themselves know it to be true at some point. I was embrace by a spirit and was embraced with indescribable contentment, joy and peace. The knowledge of what is yet to come makes it possible to face my trials and hopes that my lifers story can left up others in some tiny minuscule way. You go girl, you've found the path that enables you to lift the lives of others as well. Every scar does have a story and our stories help others to find their own inner strength with a little support from a friend(s)