“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
Eternally we’re faced with the daily prospect of reflecting over all we do and all we’ve done, and judging. We judge ourselves harshly; far too harshly at times. But, then, we alone know our own truth better than anyone—our consciences simply obeying.
Because of what we do or don’t do, we’re destined to feel good some days and not-so-good on other days, and in consideration of this wisdom we’d be very much better off sowing in diligence now, so we feel less guilty then.
But, as is our nature, we will still inevitably fall short.
How would it be to fall into those beds of ours satisfied to a point whatever we’d done? This would be possible if we always agreed we’d done our best with what we had at the time, and we resolved to do better tomorrow in any event.
Hence, in a flash, we’ve found self-forgiveness and we sleep easier.
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.