Hazlett: A new day

A NEW DAY

I have heard it said by many people “If I could live my life over and know what I know now, I would sure do things differently.”

I have thought much about that statement myself. However, the fact is we cannot live our lives over.

The good news is this is a new day and today is a new opportunity to put into practice what we have learned in the past. Think for just a moment of some of the things you have learned through experience.

Do you remember early in life when your parents cautioned you not to touch the hot stove so you would not get burned? Sure enough if you disobeyed you ended up with a burn and the next time you thought twice about touching the stove.

You learned a lesson that followed you from that day until this day. That is just an example of the many lessons that most of us learned early in life that we have not forgot. We cannot put a price on those many lessons that we have learned for they can continue to guide our lives and keep us safe day by day.

Today is a new day and we are never too old to learn new lessons. I learn something new everyday and I am certain you do also.

Life would be very boring if there were no new lessons to be learned. This is a new day with new challenges and opportunities. We cannot live our lives over again but we can start this new day by putting into practice some of those many lessons we have learned in our past.

What lessons have you learned over the years? We can also share some of those lessons with others. For example, my parents taught me not to touch the hot stove and I in turn taught our children the same lesson and they in turn taught their children the same and It is a new day so enjoy it to the fullest and learn something new.

Keep your faith and trust in God. God loves you and your family and He will not fail. Keep your eyes on the goal.

Remember, “This is the day that the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24.

THINK ABOUT IT!

About the Author

George A. Hazlett is a retired minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He has written the weekly column, Think About it!, published weekly in Farm and Dairy for almost 28 years. He and his wife, Myrna, live in Hartville, Ohio. More Stories by George A. Hazlett

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