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Friday, December 30, 2011

Burying the Dead...

You can’t spend your life in the graveyard of guilt dealing with the corpses of the past. Know when things are dead, know when to release them and bury them. If you continue to work with the dry bones of dead issues, you too will begin to decay. No amount of work will resuscitate a corpse. Sign the death certificate and bury the past.

I borrowed the above from my friend Angie who borrowed it from a friend.  It really struck a chord with me, and I wanted to share it with you.
How many times have you tried to resuscitate a corpse?  Whether it is trying to hold together a relationship that is long over or staying in a dead-end job, we tend to do that.  We tend to hold on to the past--and remember it not clearly but fondly and with warped ideas of what was.  Have you ever thought about reconnecting with an ex just because he/she was known rather than venturing out and trying the unknown?  Have you ever berated yourself for missing an opportunity?  Have you ever said--or even thought--"if only I had another chance..."  If only you had another chance, what?  What would you do?  Magically change the circumstances that caused the death of the relationship in the first place? 

Every day is an opportunity to start again, but tomorrow night (Saturday) is the perfect opportunity to clear your slate and start again. Bury your dead at midnight--and celebrate the new year by actually living!

Have a sensational Saturday, everyone!

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