Changing the Beginning…You Can Start Any Time

May 25th, 2018 by Cheryl Leave a reply »

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”  

This quote has been attributed to the likes of C. S. Lewis, Zig Ziglar, Carl Bard, James R. Sherman, and several others.  Whomever said it, I can appreciate the concept.

Do you feel the level and degree of emotional angst that the speaker may have been feeling, wishing s/he could start (something) again? Does it dreg up regret, guilt, thoughts of unforgiveness or something else, as you ponder the need to begin again?  I’ve come across something that can help with all this, and it makes it so much easier to get off the gerbil’s wheel and begin tracking good terrain again.

Whatever we did in the past that we wish to have as a do-over, there certainly are options.  Of course, it may depend on our willingness to deal with the stuff of life that we’ve stuffed aside or suppressed for whatever reason.  In other words, it takes some work.

Questions that have crossed my mind since reading the quote:  Can we speak to our dead ancestors and say we’re sorry. What fork in the road got taken whe