Changing old habits
Each day, many of us try to be better than we were the day before. Maybe yesterday, we lost our temper with the kids, or honked the horn furiously when we were stuck in traffic but, we promise ourselves, that tomorrow we will be better, kinder, and more compassionate of those around us. But soon, tomorrow becomes today and not much has changed. Self-regulation is difficult. If it weren't, the world would be a better place all around and no one would ever have to say, "Hind site is 20/20." We'd have nothing to regret. But that's not our reality. We live in a world of constant distractions and confusion, and we find our lives filled with small, irritating situations that we can't control. The Dharma Frog, who always give us great advice, said just today, "A closed mouth gathers no flippers." How true that is; thinking before speaking or reacting is crucial for change. We can't possible hope to change the world if we don't first change ourselves. Today, I am going to do a better job of monitoring myself, both in thoughts and in actions. It'll a struggle. I know I'll have to remind myself of this every single morning....it's easy to slip back into old ways. Change, no matter how little it seems, is hard; each small change we make for the better, though, results in bigger changes happening globally. Like attracts like. So think before you speak, or react, and keep your flippers...or feet...out of your mouth. As I retire each night, I want to go to sleep knowing that I've done today something that my future self will thank me for. And, perhaps, you might thank me, too!
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