As 2018 draws to a close and once again we have a moment to reflect on the year that we will soon see in our rear view mirror, it is time to ask ourselves a question. Are we going to turn the page? Yes, turn the page. You see life is a book of sorts. Each day is a new chapter, a new phase a new beginning. The past is yesterday and the future is tomorrow.
What we have is today and if we don’t turn the page we get stuck in the past which affects our present and future. In fact, if we don’t turn the page we have neither present or future.
Things that happen in our life sometimes can and will create a void – a place where we get stuck because we dread the next page – we become afraid, or the prospect of turning the page is too painful, due to a loss or an illness.
The question we have to ask is this, How do we know how the story goes if we don’t turn the page. How do we know what is next if we don’t turn the page. The answer is simple we don’t know. We waste time that we could be using to shine by refusing to turn the page.
So, with all things of the past year in mind, all the tragedies, triumphs, successes and not so good successes, do not be afraid to turn the page.
“Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero” Which is translated, “seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future” in other words, turn the page. You might be surprised.