What is the worst trouble you’ve ever gotten yourself into? Recall that for just a moment (No, I’m not asking you to post it unless you’d feel better doing so.) 

My 1st point of this question is this: We’ve all had a moment — or many of them — where we’ve wondered how the heck did we get into this mess? What were we thinking? Will we get through it? How do we recover from this? What will people think if/when they find out? 

My 2nd point is:  Here we are today. That was yesterday. We did get out of the mess. We may or may not have answers for what we were thinking (or maybe not thinking) at the time. Still, we got through it. We recovered and moved on. People may have thought about it — but for the most part to one-and-all it is now yesterday’s long-forgotten news.

It’s said that “Time heals all wounds.” And that goes for those that are self-inflicted as well as those inflicted upon others. I believe this is true, IF we allow it to be our truth and do what is necessary to commit to healing which may involve forgiveness of ourselves (or another) and righting our wrongs. 

Our troubles of yesterday, for the most part are over and done with. Life has moved on. We all move on too, when and if we choose to embrace who we’ve become through all those troubles, struggles, challenges, fights, mistakes and missteps. Great strength is often the reward for overcoming our adversities whether we’d have chosen their experiences or not. Take an inventory of your strengths today and decide what good you can still do with them.

PS: I chose this photo because it’s a visual for remembering: how far we’ve traveled, the bridges we’ve crossed, and to remember: Our troubles are all water under the bridge. 

Silver Disobedience® philosophy believes all healthy relationships begin with self-awareness. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience a Perception Analyst, Author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook and a direct model with Wilhelmina New York. I share my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. #SilverDisobedience