Sept. 1, 2021. We turned the page of the calendar today. A couple of weeks ago I started a new trip around the sun headed toward a bigger number. (It’s just a number right?)

We turn over a new page every 24 hours. We turn over a new page every single moment of every single day. Every turn of the page, every trip around the sun, every new day, every moment brings with it a new opportunity. But how many times do we get stuck in the past and we aren’t able to see the new opportunity in front of us.

Why don’t we move on? We think and say things like “That person hurt me”, “My feelings were hurt.”, “They got more attention than I did”, “They got credit when there wasn’t any credit due”. Short story. Excuses.

We get stuck letting the past dictate too much of our future. Our past must be learned from but we live in a dangerous place when we stay there and let it have too much control and have too much influence over our present. If we let the past reign in our present there is no way we can move toward our future. Your future. My future.

I don’t write to tell just you to turn the page. I write today to tell US to turn the page. We’ve come to a new day, a new month and a new opportunity. The moments are fleeting and we miss moments if we live in past moments.

If you need help with your past and turning the page let today be the day you ask someone for help. I am confident there are people who will help you do that or help get you to the right person who can help you turn the page.

I’ve learned from experience that I can’t move forward until I deal with what might be on the page in front of me. It has taken an intentional decision to deal with what’s on the page in front of me. When I’ve done that the page has been turned and I’ve been able to experience a new chapter.

What do you have to do today to turn the page? What’s keeping you from turning it?

The calendar reminds us that today is a good day to turn the page.

Be Blessed!

Thank You for reading today.


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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