Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fitness Friday: A new day

Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done...
--C.S. Lewis

I love this quote. It's both a reminder and a promise to me. Yes, I have to start over every day - begin yet again to be a good mom, wife, daughter, friend, woman after God's own heart. I can't rely merely on what has gone before, or assume it will be any easier today.

But beginning again as if "nothing had yet been done" also means I can forgive myself...MUST forgive myself...for yesterday's mistakes and failures. I have a terrible habit of mentally beating myself up over events and choices long past my present ability to influence. What a waste of time, I know, but it's a trait I have to deal with.

So this post is just a reminder to myself, and anyone else with similar struggles, to greet each day with new hope and fresh resolve. I can't change what I did yesterday, but I can choose to let it go and make better choices today. Thank God that He gave us the gift of "days", right? A chance to begin again after resting our bodies and minds while the present becomes the past and the future waits with open arms.


  1. Excellent point! I'm so glad we had open posting today! Everyone had such great things to say!

  2. I love the quote and needed the reminder. Thanks. I love you. Dad

  3. I very much like this post and quote. Good reminder.

  4. Great post! Thanks for the quote from C.S. Lewis. I was recently reading a Christian article that was saying we need to free ourselves from the past- even the good things, because as His mercies are new every morning, so are the things He has in store for us.

    Have a blessed weekend!