With the need to self-quarantine to help #flattenthecurve to help deal with the #novelcoronavirus pandemic, I thought that I would start sharing daily quotes from pop-open cards’ shine edition.
“Let nothing dim the light that shines from within”—Maya
This quote resonates with me today, as I’m also trying to
figure out what the next step is in my career, and what I want to be doing with
the rest of my life.
I know that these times are crazy, troublesome, worrisome,
and all other thoughts and feelings. But lets stay in (unless it is absolutely necessary
to go out—i.e. getting groceries, medications, or possibly a short stroll
through the neighborhood with the dog—but remember to keep at least six feet
between you and everyone else), that way we (hopefully) won’t be overwhelming
the medical community as they deal with daily influxes of people with severe
Also lets give science some breathing room—yes, we need a
vaccine and treatments for the virus, but I would prefer both coming within the
normal window for the areas—which means at least a year from now. Anything
sooner, and it may help or it may be adding even more problems into the mix.
So I’m switching things up in regards to my photography challenge–there are hopefully going to be a few more inspirational/motivational pictures going up instead of all cats, dogs, fish, birds, and nature (though those will still be coming as well).
Today’s inspirational/motivational quote is something that I think everyone can use–a basic reminder that every day is a fresh start. As humans we seem to like to dwell on the past (yes it is good to remember important events–but the past is there for us to learn from, not repeat). There are times when I do think that as a human race we’re going to be doomed to repeat our pasts, due to that one saying ‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it’. So yes, we need to learn and remember–but not dwell on the fact that something bad had happened in the past (unless you have a time machine–there is little we can do about it now), we need to use it as a learning tool to make sure that some similar doesn’t happen again.
It also means that if you miss a workout, or if your nutrition isn’t spot on–tomorrow is a fresh start.
I also posted this because I needed the reminder that everyday is a fresh start. A fresh start in my job search, my personal development journey, my professional development journey, and this blog. I know that there are days when I’m not going to do my workout, days when I don’t feel like trying to work on the job search, and that’s okay–tomorrow is another day, and it is one that has a blank slate. The daily story is whatever you want to write–it can be something fresh and new, an “edit” of a previous day, or a continuation of a previous day–the choice is yours.