A re-write

I believe that, at some point in time, everyone wishes they could push a rewind button and initiate a “do-over” in their life. Perhaps an outing with friends went badly: feelings were hurt, negative things were said, and the friendship splintered. Later in the day, while mulling over the events of the outing, you say out loud, ” I just wish that I could do the whole day over and undo the damage!” In our mind, we re-stage the moment that went unexpectedly. We choreograph new steps, new turns in the road, and new words to be shared. We re-write the script of that “event.”

Unfortunately, there is no rewind button to what has passed. However, each new day brings another opportunity to start again. I believe it is coded into the human DNA to keep approaching the problem until we solve and overcome the obstacle or hindrance that is keeping us from achieving a level of success. That success may be the repairing of a friendship or another opportunity to “fix” what went wrong with a presentation at work. A re-write that begins with a new day. I’ll take it!

A shift

Every thought is a seed in your life. It has the potential to create something amazing in your emotions, in your intellect, and in the sphere of your influence. If you doubt that, think about how a goal starts. It starts as a thought. Men went to the moon based on a thought(s), a goal(s), an action(s), and a lot of energy.

It may take emotional energy to reverse a course of dark and negative thinking – if that is what you desire.

For those who have struggled with self-hatred, shifting your negative thoughts into positive self thoughts will begin to produce a better emotional view of your importance and purpose. It requires a thought by thought shift from self destruction to self appreciation. You are worth it.


A crowded street in NYC. Photo by Kim Cline

“They were an aesthetic diversion to an otherwise shrinking viewscape that had left more than a few guests feeling extremely claustrophobic.” ~ Kim Cline.

We live in an age of diversion. When we are bored, we turn on a device and stream a movie. We watch the world from our smartphone. We handle life situations as if we are the stars of a reality television show, but we are not getting paid, and we do not have thousands of followers/fans on our social media sites (well, some of you have thousands of followers and some of you get paid).

We demand diversions and we have them at our fingertips. There is a question that is asked but rarely answered- “Is it bad to have diversions?” I don’t have an answer for that. I try to balance my life with “important” tasks followed by fun. After all, the weekend follows a crazy work week. But can we become obsessed with diversions? Probably! Definitely!!

Balance may be a key to handling diversion, but when there are endless movies and endless audio books, and you can have fast food delivered to your house so that you don’t have to turn on a stove – what is balance?  I guess the problem with diversions is what are we not seeing? What are we being diverted from?