When something goes wrong, what are the first thoughts that flash through your mind?
I used to hate it when people would say, “No crying over spilled milk.” It just seems over simplistic. It doesn’t take feelings into consideration. I mean, when you go to pour yourself a cold cup of milk to drink with a homemade cookie or an amazing Double-Stuffed Oreo, but the milk gets spilled, that ain’t no joke!
So what do you do? Pour another glass. You don’t have anymore? Then get your shoes on, brush your hair, and take your butt to the store to buy some more. The store is closed or you have no money? Then borrow some. No friends have any? Then use water. You don’t want to use water? Then don’t eat the cookies & consider this the first day of your new diet. Win!
What’s the point?
The point is that what has happened in the past has already happened and there is no way of making it unhappen.
We no longer have control over past situations, but we do have control over how with think about them & how we let those thoughts impact us today.
Today, refuse to get bogged down by what could have been, what should have been, or what might have been thinking. It’s done. The milk is one the floor, it’s no longer in the cup. Clean it up & get over it. It is simple, but real.
Today is your day & it’s filled with possibility.
You have a choice. You have a choice to focus on what can now be. You have a choice to tell yourself that you will learn from what happened in the past, not become a prisoner to it. You have a choice to focus your thinking on the fact that you actually have cookies. Yes, focus on what you do have & how you can use it for your benefit.
Who knows, maybe you invite a friend over who has milk & you share your cookies, & your friendship goes to the next level! They may even bring pizza too. Yum! Cookies & pizza, two of my favorite things in the world.
No crying over spilled milk. No wasting thoughts on what wasn’t. Focus on what is & what can be. It’s time for possibility thinking to arise.