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What’s Past is Over and Done With

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Once again as the end of the year approaches, we sort through all of the events in 2018 that have touched our lives. And from the Christmas cards that I have been receiving, 2018 has not been a good year for many of my friends or family members.

The good news is that there is no way for us humans to change any of the events that have touched our lives in 2018. We cannot go back and take back an ill spoken word to someone. Nor can we erase a personal loss of something which had great value to us like the loss of a beautiful ring, a job, a personal relationship, or the death of a friend or family member. No, what is past is over and done with. And I think that that’s a good thing. It simply means that we can start the New Year afresh without being encumbered by past events. Of course it’s not always easy to forgive and forget that which has happened to us in the past. But it truly is the only avenue that we have which will bring joy and hope back into our lives.

There is nothing that you or I can do to change the past. But perhaps we can learn from our experiences and apply what we have learned to problems and challenges that we may have to face in the future.

It is my wish that The New Year will indeed bring you peace of mind, joy, and hope in 2019.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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