“No excuses. No regrets.” ~ Anonymous
There are all kinds of new beginnings in life. Some we dread. Some we look forward to with excitement. Others we await with nervous anticipation.
My granddaughter was recently handed a new beginning as a high school graduate. As I listened to the speakers at her graduation ceremony, I felt a mixture of inspiration and nostalgia. One of the themes of the commencement was the same as a cross county t-shirt I once saw: “No excuses. No regrets.”
I thought of where I was when I graduated from high school and where I am today. I am not going to regret one single thing I did in my life that I did in good faith and with good intentions. A life of no excuses and no regrets is what we should all strive for every day.
We get a new beginning every single morning and we should grab the new day, whatever we are facing, with gusto and gratefulness! I think we should all live life a bit on the edge… boldly, fearlessly and with a sense of adventure.
Find Your Excitement!
The graduation letter I wrote to my granddaughter read: “Believe in yourself and what you choose to do. Don’t be afraid to make honest mistakes. Try to avoid them, but don’t live too cautiously. Have fun!”
We should all be just as excited about our new life as high school graduates are about theirs. We have the whole rest of our lives ahead of us! Don’t squander this opportunity. Step out of your comfort zone. Dream big! Write “Happy Graduation” in your daily planner at the top of the page in honor of your new stage; then appreciate and embrace this glorious, amazing, wild gift of a new beginning!
“No dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” ~ Philippians 3:13