You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford
This quote seems particularly appropriate today, since I have missed a couple of days of posting (travel to Savannah and back to do a library board training session). I am getting better at “starting over;” that is, identifying those practices that are important to health and happiness and, without chastising myself for NOT doing them (“I will not should on myself today!”), simply begin again another day. I have always made a lot of resolutions, and have (without fail) failed to live up to them. But I’ve learned that I can fall down today and get up again tomorrow. And some of those things I’ve resolved (flossing, for example) have since become daily habits…so there!