Sometimes I find myself dwelling on the past too much. We all have memories of events that have happened, some of them happy and cherished memories, others not so happy. Memories that we'd just as soon forget but for some reason the brain retains them and taunts us with them.
One night, all alone with a mind full of memories that should have long been dead and buried, I stood up and spoke aloud. As the words hung on the air I thought them strange as though I had not spoken them but that someone else had uttered this incantation. Quickly I scribbled it down and as I reread the words I vowed to make them my new mantra:
Curse of the past, be gone.
Let me focus on today and forget about yesterday's misfortunes. The past is past and cannot be changed. Let me live one day at a time, to live today and not dwell over yesterday. Let me remember and hold dear what is important in life - my family, my friends my health - and let me release the thoughts of bygone days for, like the word, those days gone by are gone forever.
Give me the wisdom to cherish the happy and blessed memories of the past and the courage to let go of the memories that torment me and cause me pain and anguish. I cannot see what tomorrow will bring and the past is now history, but today is the here and the now. With every breath I take let me live today and make it the best day of my life.
And to you my cherished blogging buddies, may today, and tomorrow and every day after, be the best day of your lives.