Came across this from Animalnaturopathy.org which gave me pause:
By Dr. Kim Bloomer, co-founder of American Council of Animal Naturopathy
As we close out yet another year, we often look back to reflect on what has transpired – the good, the bad and the ugly. Unfortunately, we all too often focus on the bad and the ugly cancelling out all the good in our minds and attitudes. For the sake of our animals, let’s, together, begin to flip this to focusing primarily on the good. I read a quote that led me to the title for this article, “If you stumble, make it part of the dance,” by HealthPlace.com – as another more known quote states, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
Why do we focus on the stumble as if it defines us? Maybe it’s human nature, or maybe we’ve come to believe we need to be on someone else’s Chapter Twenty instead of our own Chapter One.
Makes me think of the line in Harry Chapin’s story song Mr. Tanner, “He did not know how well he sang, he only heard the flaws”. Don’t let the past define you and you don’t have to wait until Monday for a brand new beginning. That can be right here, right now. Live well my friends.