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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More Than Yesterday...

Pin It It has been an eventful past few days.

I feel I need to write this entry for all of those who do not feel that they are who they should be—those people who feel that they are not living up to the expectations of their families, their God, their workplace, themselves…

I used to go to the gym back one upon a time ago. I remember being pretty devoted for quite a while. I’d be up at 5:00 A.M. and would get in a session before work nearly every day—there were also days I’d go back to the gym after work and hit the treadmills or stair-steppers.

Like I said, that was once upon a time ago.

I suddenly stopped going. Life got busy, and I found myself pressed for time—time which I did not have.

It was several weeks before I was finally able to make it back to the gym—and this was only for a short 15-minute visit.

I was berating myself for not having stayed longer, and for just how terribly I was doing. Later, when I was with a friend, we were having a discussion and I mentioned to her how I just wasn’t doing as well as I should in regards to the gym.

My friend looked at me and said, “Well, you’re doing a lot more than you were yesterday, which was nothing.”

These words have stuck with me throughout the past few years, and I find them reverberating in my head—quite often to be honest.

There are times in all our lives when we find ourselves lacking in one or more areas. Perhaps we aren’t eating quite as healthy as we should be, perhaps we are feeling that we aren’t spending as much time as we should with our families, maybe we’re disappointed with ourselves because of our seemingly-lowered spiritual levels, or maybe we didn’t complete that project which has been begging for our attention for quite some time.

Always know that tomorrow is yet another day—a day without mistakes in it. I’m not saying to only live for tomorrow, but instead know that it is a new start. By doing just a bit more than we already are—even just a little bit—is doing more than we’re doing now…just remember to take it bit by bit and don’t let discouragement overwhelm you.

A wise man once said that it is by doing little things that great things will ultimately come about.

By eating one less cookie than you normally would have, by putting away just one stack of papers, by walking for one song on your iPod...all of these things are milestones in the sense that they are all perhaps more than you were previously doing.

13 comments:

tammy said...

More than yesterday.

I like that. Thanks.

T said...

this is what my early morning walking partner says to me constantly - which is why my walks are also known as my therapy sessions.

it's a good way to look at things. Goodness knows I can't go from here to perfect overnight.

MBGITWWR said...

I definitely needed to read this today. Thank you so much! :)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Have you been reading my mind?

Cheeseboy said...

Very nicely said. I think we often beat ourselves up far too much. At least I do.

Baby steps to the elevator...

Just SO said...

I need to really remember this. Good advice.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Also, what 'you' may think as not an accomplishment, to others it might be a big fete.

Lori said...

What a fabulous post. "Tomorrow is a day in which no mistakes have yet been made"...how true, and how profound a reminder that it's not all over with just because we've messed up.

M-Cat said...

Well said! And timely in my case - thanks!

Jenny said...

I needed to read this, came at a good time for me.

Natasha said...

Well said. I love the quote by Anne Shirley- Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes it in...yet.

Just what I needed to read today. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I think it is time to put the boxing gloves I've been beating myself up with for quite some time now down.

How do I take them off? Trying to remember.... they've been on for so long.

mistyc0x said...

i am so glad i read this today. EXACTLY what i needed to 'hear'.

thank you.

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