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If you could erase all the mistakes of your past,

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Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Als je alle fouten uit je verleden zou kunnen wissen

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If you could erase all the mistakes of your past,
you would also erase all the wisdom of your present.
Always, remember the lesson but not the disappointment. ❤️☀

Text & image source: Mitra Shahidi https://www.facebook.com/mitra.shahidi.3

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Every so often, we

Passing through

In our life we start learning to understand signals from others and learn to give meaning to words and actions.
The learning never stops. Each day a new we have to tackle some things and should be able to open our mind to receive knowledge others want to share with us and open our heart to share with others. As such we can all be a small link in a big chain.

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Instead of using what happened in the past as an educational experience and to continue the positive way, too many people get stuck and chained by the past.
Let us look forwards and focus on the present in the knowledge that perhaps tomorrow we aren’t there any-more.

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Read also: Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today

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  • Have You Ever Seen Tomorrow? (sugar4love.wordpress.com)
    What is the first thought that comes into your mind when you open your eyes in the morning? Some would be groaning because it’s early morning and they have to get out of bed and go about their chores. Some would probably start thinking about yesterday’s events. Others would spend the day thinking about what they have prepared for the day and how they will get through it. Some would even wish that morning wouldn’t come.
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    We never see tomorrow, because we are in today. Yet most of us spend the time trying to live in the past or the future, never in the present. How can we not understand that the past can not be changed and that the future can not be altered. We can only hope that tomorrow may hold good promises but should just spend time to make today the best it can be.
  • What to Do When You Are Feeling Stuck: 10 Ways to Get Your Life Moving in a Positive Direction (thehealersjournal.com)
    feeling stuck at times is just part of life.  So don’t fret.  Don’t get depressed.  Don’t fight it.  Just accept that in this very moment, it’s what you need to experience.  Embrace it.  Doing this releases much of its hold over you instantly.  And then, as mentioned previously, start looking at things differently.  Get out of your normal habits and routines and shake things up.  Take a vacation.  Do something new or challenging… and your stuckness will float away like a cloud in the sky.
  • Day 624: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow (annkoplow.wordpress.com)
    Also, when I was feeling grateful, connected and clear yesterday, I spent some time thinking about what blog posts I might write, in the future.
  • Inbound14 Day One Highlights (enmast.com)
    If you are a small company looking to get bigger, you can’t compete with money. There’s always someone willing to pay more for attention or for talent. To be a small player competing with 800 pound gorillas, you need to have something else to offer. Dharmesh believes that “something” is your culture.
  • Just Do It: Tomorrow is National Make Your Bed Day (apartmenttherapy.com)
    Heads up, tomorrow is National Make Your Bed Day and ’round here we plan to celebrate. As we’ve always maintained, making your bed each morning is a great way to start out your day on the right foot. What better day to begin?

    Turns out, there’s lots of evidence that making a habit of making your bed can be the turning point that begins a positive spiral. In his book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg calls it a keystone habit:

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Many of us focus on the past and keep re-living all our pain and misery.  Others focus on the future and what might or might not happen.  People living in the past or future are unlikely to live in happiness and good health.  They are stressing about past issues and worrying about what will happen in the future.

Focusing on the present allows us to enjoy our lives and be thankful for what we have.  Here are some great quotes to remind us to live in the present.

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Yesterday is gone.  Tomorrow has not yet come.  We have only today.  Let us begin.  ~Mother Teresa

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.  ~William Allen White

Nothing is worth more than this day.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Seize this day and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.  ~Horace

The world of tomorrow belongs to…

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Moving forward

Part of love is the preparedness not only to accept the differences in an other person, but also to bear the deficiencies of the other. Love conquers the iniquities of an other person. It is not becoming blind for the other his or her shortcomings, but the love to overlook it and not to become angry for that what you would not have expected. Letting loose so often of that what disturbed or did hurt for a moment, remembering that we are weak humans but others may also be weak.

The greatness in love is to see how the differences in each other can complement each other and enrich life of both, creating patience and endurance, giving each other time to remember with a smile on the face.

  • Fully Surrender… (jesusavesisrael.org)
    For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry, for the spirit would grow weak before Men the breath of those whom I made.
  • The Virtues of Sabr (Patience) (chasingparadisegalz.wordpress.com)
    With respect to its degrees, patience can be divided into six categories: showing patience for the sake of Allah; showing patience and attributing it to Allah (being convinced that Allah enables one to show patience); enduring patiently whatever comes from Allah, knowing that He acts from His Wisdom; being resigned to whatever happens in the way of Allah; showing patience by not disclosing the mysteries of one’s achieved spiritual station and to preserve one’s nearness to Allah; and resolving to fulfill one’s mission of communicating Allah’s Message to people despite one’s deepest desire to die and meet with Allah.
  • St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 57 (thedivinelamp.wordpress.com)
    Let your Love see the Lord speaking to us, and exhorting us by His example: “A trap6 they have prepared for My feet, and have bowed down My Soul” (ver. 7). They wished to bring It down as if from Heaven, and to the lower places to weigh It down: “They have bowed My Soul: they have digged before My face a pit and themselves have fallen into it.” Me have they hurt, or themselves? Behold He hath been exalted above the Heavens, God, and behold above all the earth the Glory of the Same: the kingdom of Christ we see, where is the kingdom of the Jews? Since therefore they did that which to have done they ought not, there hath been done in their case that which to have suffered they ought: themselves have dug a ditch, and themselves have fallen into it. For their persecuting Christ, to Christ did no hurt, but to themselves did hurt. And do not suppose, brethren, that themselves alone hath this befallen. Every one that prepareth a pit for his brother, it must needs be that himself fall into it.…
  • Sunday Sermon: What Kind of A Person Do You Want to Become? (jimkane.wordpress.com)
    How do we describe people today? We say, “She has a pleasant personality” or “he is a nice guy” or “I really like their outgoing personality.” But what do we call it when someone, who is applying for a job, comes to us and asks for a reference? We call it a character reference.What do we really focus on today? We focus on personality. Is he outgoing enough? Is she fun?

    But what about our character? Why is it that in any field, we read and hear reports of ‘warm, intelligent, out-going, and fun’ people losing their jobs because they stole money, lied about an assignment, or had an affair?

  • Endurance (crossquotes.org)
    To learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings.   George Mueller
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    If you’re serious about sanctification, you can expect to experience heart-wrenching moments that try your faith, your endurance, and your patience. Sheri Dew
  • Cultivating Patience… Is It Your Priority? (balroop2013.wordpress.com)
    Developing patience is an enormous learning experience, it acquaints us with what is life, how we have to wait at each step, each phase, without getting agitated, disappointed or distressed.

    While moving ahead on the path to accomplish our dreams, we have to keep patience and wait for the right opportunities, for the leading benchmarks to reach that horizon we have visualized.

    While we try to analyze and understand whether our endeavors conform to our aspirations, we have to keep patience and wait for the results.

  • Friday Fundamentals: Hope and Social Justice (confoundingthewise.wordpress.com)
    Shame is “I Am bad”, while guilt is “I Did something bad that doesn’t align with my values.” Guilt compels people to change and grow.  I am totally paraphrasing any of the information I got from this book, just so you know. If you want direct quotes, read the book. It is awesome.  (By the way, this is a super long post, but I hope you’ll bear with me).
  • Repentance is a Personal Matter (padrerichard.wordpress.com)
    Adam’s nature was mortally wounded. The whole drama of human life can be regarded as the illness and suffering of Adam alone, divided and multiplied among his children. And to this only sick Adam comes the only Christ. He comes, as a Physician, to fulfill the words: For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
  • Why Being Self-Critical Can Make You a Stronger Founder (entrepreneur.com)
    learning the balance between being sure of yourself and being honest with yourself about your limitations is a critical lesson for all founders.
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    Self-criticism can be a powerful way to guard against the blind spots of overconfidence. Here are some  ways you can use it as a tool for success.
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    Paying attention to your shortcomings can help you make your failures work for you. Reflecting on and gathering your “failure stories” can help you assess where you’ve made mistakes, understand the steps you’ve taken to correct them and plan ways to avoid similar missteps in the future.
  • Patience and Humility in Adversity (prayersofmysoul.wordpress.com)
    When we turn from sin, making a shift in his direction, he forgives us and washes us clean. And because that’s not enough for God, he also wipes out all condemnation toward us (Romans 8:1).

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A quote I read on From Guestwriters stated that we shouldn’t expect a love so perfect when the people we love aren’t: 

“You can’t expect love to be perfect when people aren’t..”

No matter how good someone is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while, and you must forgive them for that.

The secret of overcoming hurt feelings is to expect nothing from others; thus, their words and actions will always find you inwardly at peace. You have to direct your attention outward, in giving of yourself to others, instead of dwelling self-centered on your expectations of them.

“Stop holding on to what hurts and make room for what feels good..” (Copied and pasted directly from the blog)

…..and they speak the truth. 

I guess sometimes I forget that people are only human. God made each of us as separate individualwith unique and special characteristics…

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