When you think about the limited amount of time we actually have on this earth (and the fact that none of us really knows exactly how much we even have), it gets a little depressing thinking about how much time we waste on things that won’t really matter in the end. We pick fights. We hold grudges. We put each other down. We place blame. We let old hurts ruin a perfectly good day. We spend so much time dwelling on the past and worrying about the future that we make it impossible to experience, appreciate, or gain anything from the present moment.

And goddamn that’s exhausting!

I’m not going to pretend I don’t struggle with it too. We all do. It’s just part of what makes us human. But I’ve honestly worked really hard on not allowing that sort of negativity, that constantly negative mindset, to rule my life.

I’ve learned to let it in and let it go.

I take the challenges, the setbacks, the frustrating moments, the hurt, the mistakes, the hard lessons and I learn from them. I embrace the lessons that they teach. I use them to to readjust, to make changes, to keep moving forward. The goal for today is always to do a little better, to be a little better, than yesterday.

I set my sights and my expectations high, and all I really want is to go to bed at the end of a long day knowing that I’ve done my best, that the people around me have done their best, and that we’re all in it together to get up again tomorrow and try again.

What’s the point of it all otherwise?

About the Author Lori Romano

I am a writer, photographer, wife, mother, dog owner, half-assed housekeeper and a self-proclaimed coffee and chocolate addict. One day, I will write a book.

2 comments

  1. Thank you. You’re right. We are all a bit of a mess and recognizing it might help to shake us up and learn how to shake it off with out the guilt. And tomorrow will be better still.

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