Today's Kindness #121: July 16, 2022
Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves"
Today is National Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day!
Created by author and motivational speaker Martha J. Ross-Rodgers, this day is intended for everyone to let go of the past and live for the present. The first step to participating in this day is to find a pen and paper. Then write down your "could haves" and "should haves" on the paper. Finally, throw away the list.
Once you have thrown your "could haves" and "should haves" in the trash, make the following resolution:
"From this day forward, I choose not to live in the past. The past is history that I can not change. I can do something about the present; I choose to live in the present."
Could haves and should have phrases take many forms. "What if I..." or "If only..." type thoughts keep us from moving forward. This day focuses on eliminating the thoughts that cause us to choose the past over the future. Sometimes it's a matter of making different choices now that matters most.
Now, take care of yourself and your health by living for now. Do your best and make the best of each and every day!
"Don't stress the could haves. If it should have, it would have."