“You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again.” (Bonnie Prudden)
That little saying that I saw on the Jack’s Winning Words blog hit home for me because I’m in the process of trying to wind my own clock up a bit by turning back the clock on my weight. I’ve been on one of those diets where one substitutes a supplement shake for a couple of meals a day for about a month now and have dropped a little over 10 pounds. I kiddingly measure my progress by trying to remember who was in the White House the last time I was at a certain weight level. I think I’m at the same level now as I was when Richard Nixon was President. I’m shooting for the Kennedy years, before too much beer in college took over.
Some people are naturally upbeat and full of energy; while others (I count myself in this group) need a little push I the right direction to get started. That’s one reason that I look forward to getting my daily email about the topic that day on the Jack’s Winning Words blog. Jack tends to choose more upbeat quotes or at least quotes that make one think and that’s a good start to any day. That allows one to engage the brain before engaging the mouth, which is another little saying that I’ve seen somewhere.
I also get a good start to each day curtesy of my dogs. They need to go for a walk the first thing each morning; so, off we go usually at about 6 AM to tour the neighborhood and take care of business. They are usually frisky in the morning, so this is a brisk walk to start my day and theirs. I find that to be refreshing and it gives me a little re-charge before I launch into each day. We actually walk four times a day and visit the dog park every day, all of which is helping with my weight loss goals.
But, enough about me; how about you? Do you need on occasion to rewind your clock, to re-energize yourself? How do you do that? Sometimes just starting your day reading something inspirational can help to get you in a more positive frame of mind. That’s one reason that I try to write more upbeat posts and get them posted early in the day. I hope that they help someone somewhere get a better start on their day.
So, don’t look back and try to turn the clock back. That isn’t going to happen anyway. Instead rewind your clock and look forward to new things, new opportunities, meeting new people, having new adventures in life, learning new things and achieving new goals. Remember this little piece of advice…
“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” -Bil Keane
Rewind your clock and enjoy the present of today. And, for those coming off a bad yesterday, here’s a another simple but great thought for today –
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells
Wind yourself up and have a great today!