It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Chapter 1, Page 28, Book 18

New Year Day 28

in order to be happy in the present moment
you have to be willing
to give up all hope for a better past.

Robert Holden, PhD

A new year has arrived and so has the opportunity to move on from things that hold us back.  The past cannot be changed so letting go of it is our best hope for happiness today or in the future.  Holding on to the past keeps us from enjoying what can be.  

Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.

Steve Maraboli

We need to accept the end of something in order to build some new.  Happiness requires letting go and learning to forget.  Worry won’t change the past so we need to forget what cannot be changed and focus on the present moment.  

Everything constantly changes and we can not stop it.  It’s our choice whether to resist and resent those changes or to be happy.  There are somethings that are definitely worth holding on to like our faith and what we consider to be important, but the past is gone and will never return…let it go.

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. 

Havelock Ellis


Chatty Crone said...

I love this - I think you do have to let go of the past and what you think you need in the future if you are not getting it. Go forward!

Mevely317 said...

Each of these images really 'talks' to my heart. Especially, I love the memory of blowing on ripened dandelions.
Hope you're enjoying a wonderfully relaxing Sunday!

jack69 said...

OK lady you done done it, with that entry quote by Holden. I took a deep breath, thought about it, then laughed a little. "Give up HOPING FOR A BETTER PAST!"

That is rich, very rich!

Debbie said...

I really needed to read this today. God spoke to my heart through you this evening. Thank you for being that vessel.
Love you.


letting go of the past is a good thing. "Holding on to the past keeps us from enjoying what can be."