Thursday, March 26, 2009

Reflect

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It is OK to not know where you are going, so long as you learn from where you have been.

We all make mistakes-I surely have made many that I wish I could go back and re-do. However, I don't dwell on any of them, and honestly, I am quite happy with how everything in my life has turned out so far-some of which would not have happen to me had it not been for some of the "mistakes" I made earlier.

This week's "You Capture" was on finding pictures that displayed a reflection, but as I went looking for things to put in my mirror I realized that I began to reflect on, well, me.

As I started to reflect, I realized that I could allow my past to control me, or, even worse, refuse to learn from what my past contains, and thus probably have the same things happen over and over. Instead, I have learned, and become a better, stronger person for all the things I have been through or done.

And though, sometimes it is hard to determine what I want to accomplish in the future, I will always remember my past, and remember the lessons I have learned, so that as I travel in this world, my path knows how to avoid the "mistakes" that it has already encountered.

On this rainy morning, as I catch up on work and watch my Little Dude play trains, it really has hit me to stop and take a moment of reflection on myself and to be thankful for all the little "mistakes" that have lead me to where I am.

11 comments:

Hayley said...

Ahhhh...refreshing to hear of someone who "learns" from her mistakes! ;) Perhaps I should reflect on that! Seriously, I love your post. I was surprised when there was no photo, but this was even better! Thank you for the reminder.

WHEN I GROW UP

livinginagirlsworld said...

I am looking forward to the visual to go along with your reflection on life. It's so true. Thanks for reminding me.

livinginagirlsworld said...

I like the rearview mirror shot. It goes perfectly with your post. I don't think they are lame at all!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Great point of view on all of this!

Steph

Christy M. said...

So very true. Great (meaningful) capture, this week!!

Allie said...

Very well captured and thank you for so eloquently sharing that with us. It is so very true about ourselves in general no?

Stillmary said...

I really really love the rear view mirror shot. Nice job! And nice, helpful thoughts

Jes said...

What a great idea to take a pic in the rear view. Good job!

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing this excellent post! Ties in perfectly with your photos.

Crazy Babs said...

the who concept of your "reflection" post is perfect! Thank you for being authentic.

Casual Friday Everyday said...

What a great point of view and photo's!

Nell