Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
All my yesterdays run together.
— Clara Glenn
Age doesn’t demand that our memories become fuzzy, but they commonly are. We often fret over this. We could, instead, make light of it and simply appreciate that we worked our memories overtime for many years. There is no requirement that we have long memories anymore. Our age gives us this freedom.
There are some plusses to having the past run together in our minds. For one, it prevents past tragedies from gaining too much focus. Also, we are able to see how really insignificant many of our trials were. That’s a good reminder that our current worries will barely be remembered, even a month from now.
Only today deserves our attention; this gives us an easier set of circumstances to handle. Being caught in the past can hinder our present decisions. The past may offer something to inform our present, but this moment is unique, not like the past at all.
My past is over. My future is irrelevant.
My present is all that matters.
And it is designed especially for me.
You are reading from the book:
Keepers of the Wisdom by Karen Casey
Keepers of the Wisdom © 1996 by Karen Casey. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the permission of Hazelden.