An edited life

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ― Jodi Picoult


Here’s the formula:

  • Step one: Get up each day and attempt to do something that matters.
  • Step two: Inevitably you will not get it all right.
  • Step three: “Edit” what you’re not proud of.

It is sad to me at how often we don’t end things well. If you could look across the world today and see beneath the surface of people’s lives you would see a sad landscape of wounded souls.

Souls wounded by thing left unsaid or not said well. Deeds done poorly, promises not kept, commitments ignored, good-bye’s fumbled, bitter conflicts left unresolved, questions never answered.

Why is this?

Maybe because it is easier to just walk away, keep the shame, regret, anger, pain, and wounds inside and pretend that everything is okay. But it’s not! It may be easier to ignore a bad past but it is not better.

Remember dear friend, the past cannot be done over but every day is a chance to edit it so that you and others you care about can have a better future.

The ONE THING for today: Do not confuse “you can’t go back” with being able to do something about your past. There is always something you can do to edit a “bad page.”

Photo by Andrey Zvyagintsev on Unsplash

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