A Poem for today.

I recently saw this, and I enjoyed reading it that I wanted to share it.

The peom is called “Look Back to Move Forward” by Tanner Olson I believe.

Road and landscape in rear vision mirror through Arizona long straight roads highly colored landforms

Look Back to Move Forward

I’m learning that looking back helps me move forward. I can’t stay in the past, but I can learn from it and move on.

Moving on is the important part.
The hard part.
The part that takes courage and trust and faith.
Most days I’d rather be in what was, rather than what is, but that’s not living.

And I want to live. 

Maybe like you, I am good at moving from one thing to the next without pausing to be grateful for the change.

3, 2, 1 the ball drops, we clink glasses and I am done with what was without ever giving it a moment of reflection.

But what if we paused for a second to reflect on where we once were to where we now are?
What will we find?
What will we uncover?

There are things I need to sit with either to celebrate them or lay them to rest.
There are moments I need to hold, either to life up or put down.
There are dreams and fears and goals and relationships I need to reflect upon before I move forward.

Because I am moving forward.

As we open up the calendar to a new year and new decade, I want to encourage you to sit and be for a moment.

Sit and be.

Hope everyone had a good weekend and that they have a good week

Published by My life so far

Retired from the Air Force 3 years ago after a successful 20 year career. Have been enjoying this new adventure I am on

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