No Looking Back
Living your life in the past means you have no hope in the future. Living with no hope in the future means you live in a prison.
Our family counselor once pointed out to us that I was dwelling in the past and my husband was always planning for the future.
So neither one of us was able to enjoy the present.
You should certainly learn from your past, but do not make the mistake of living there. The past will certainly steal from your future if you allow it.
Being present with your loved ones takes some practice because there will always be distractions. But having faith that God is in control of your future, makes it easier to relax and enjoy the present. So make a conscience effort to put down your phone, turn off the radio, kneel down to look into the child's eyes, and give them your full attention. Enjoy your husband, be spontaneous, maybe even a little irresponsible, he will love you for it.
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." ~Isaiah 43:18-19
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