When we reflect I cannot help but wonder why. People I speak to seem to reflect back on there life with the filter of regret. I can honestly say there are only a handful of friends and family in my life that follow my interpretation of reflection.
Above is a collage of words from my tags of the last year. I can say that these are the most important words from my last year of posts. When I look over these, it makes me reflect with in, I see happy, sad and great social times. The last year has brought me the death of my father. The finish of my book. The realisation that I need to do more. Also a great growth within my self. My first blog almost a year ago was (and you can look this up in my archives if you wish) To Van Dyke or not To Van Dyke That is the Question. Since than I have posted fifty seven times subjects ranging from information about my writing to family holidays, great social events such as the Royal Wedding and some very personal events too.
This is the past and we should learn from this, not repeat it.
We hold onto the past with notions that to persist and repeat will bring better results. It will not.
Most conversations I will have over the next twenty four hours about the future, will involve the past. Trying to make a better future by clinging onto a changed or modified past.
The glory days are just that.
We anchor ourselves with Memories but we set ourselves free with Dreams.
We look forward and shape the future, use your glory days, don’t repeat them.
On this I wish you all a very happy and productive New Year. I look forward to the new challenges it will bring.