I had the unfortunate experience last night (as I type this) of talking with a friend of mine who is facing some personal challenges. He’s got an adult aged daughter who has made some poor life choices. He recently was able to offer her some help; some guidance; some financial assistance… and of course he did what any loving dad would do: he did all he could – which was quite a bit. She showed no appreciation and made another poor life’s choice and he was quite devastated by her actions. My challenge last night as we talked was in getting him to see that “tomorrow” is always a new day and another opportunity for her to make a better choice.
Depending on what happens to us day to day, or sometimes even moment to moment, it can be hard to keep a positive attitude about the future. But anyone with some life’s experience knows that the future holds all possibilities and isn’t defined by our past. While our past choices may restrict our future opportunities in some way – say, not going to college prevents you from becoming a doctor – that’s not to say that your choices are ALWAYS restricted. Given enough time, you can still do what needs to be done to open up doors to more opportunities.
So what we need to focus on… what we need to keep in mind… is that EVERY day is a chance to change your life.
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