Thursday, October 31, 2013

Do The Next Right Thing

Here we go! Are you ready? As Anne with an "e" would say, "Today is a new day, with no mistakes in it...Yet" (L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables). That quote aligns nicely with another personal favorite: "Each moment presents a new opportunity to do the next right thing" (Johanna S. Kandel).

I love these sentiments because they remind me that there are always opportunities for change, to do better than I did even a nano-second before.

If I lose patience with my son, I can turn it around in the very next breath, apologize and show greater love. If, in a moment of weakness, I inhale six cookies, I can decide right now that I will go for a walk, or write in my journal, or pray for help to make a different choice next time.

This moment is a new moment, one I haven't experienced before and one with no mistakes in it. The next choice is up to me.

Our 8-week challenge is just that -- you make of it what you choose. Do your best, but don't beat yourself up because you slip. Reach out in your moments of weakness and be generous in sharing your successes. You could make all the difference for someone who is struggling.

We’re in this together. One can only imagine the good things that will happen as a result of our efforts. Thank you for joining me on this quest to make positive life choice at a time.

1 comment:

  1. Just the fact that you quoted Anne makes me excited to do this with you! I'm all geared up and ready to go tomorrow! All of the ways that I have "let myself go" the past few months are addressed in this challenge. I know if I can just get back to basics and get my good habits back, I will feel so much better physically, mentally and spiritually! Work hard, ladies!


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