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Updated: Jan 16, 2020

Word of the Day. REDUX

Meaning: brought back or bringing back.

When I saw this word appear on my desktop this morning, it made me think of the phrase, “Bring back the good old days”. There are times in our lives that we tend to live in the past. I’ve sure been guilty of this action. Remembering all the ‘good’ from past years and wanting to take a time-machine back to that era to re-experience those feelings.

This in itself is not a bad thing. Memories can be awesome. Thoughts can bring us joy and happiness. It’s when we develop a pattern of wanting to live in the past and push away the present, that troubles can arise.

We tend to get a bit melancholy when we think of the past. The phrase “auld lang syne” literally translates to “old long since,” and basically means, “days gone by. When we sing this song a deep emotion seems to envelop us. Bringing remembrance and longing. Pulling us backwards.

Today, January 1, 2020, starts a New Year. A new day-by-day walk into the unknown and, as of yet, unseen moments in life. I’m going to make a concerted effort this year to live in the present. To embrace each day as new and not spend precious time looking in the rear view mirror. Knowing that the past is an integral part of my here and now, but having the wisdom to look forward to the next moment instead of living in the last. I sure don’t want to miss one precious moment in this exciting New Year!

Creatively His, Sue:)


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