New Leaf

Think of the life you have lived until now as over and, as a dead man, see what’s left as a bonus and live it according to Nature. Love the hand that fate deals you and play it as your own, for what could be more fitting?

 Marcus Aurelius

I’ve decided to turn a new leaf. There’s no use in putting myself in places that aren’t for me or maintaining relationships that bring me down. I’ve always been a naturally positive person, even while I grieved, I had a smile on my face. I like people. I like watching people grow and expand and I love learning from those around me.

When I was a kid, I started school young since I had a September birthday. I just remember growing up being fascinated by all my peers as if they were something magic. I still find the magic in people but as a women in her late thirties I’m finally perceiving unconditional love within my own magic.

I chose this quote because it took learning to perceive my own value to truly understand how to love the hand that fate (if you believe in that kind of thing) “deals me” and how to play it as my own. At first thought it sounds easy. Sounds smug maybe even hedonistic but that’s not exactly right.

Learning to accept the cards you’re delt while also learning to use your own gifts and talents to play fate as your own, requires you to both be conscious of the cards being delt or in other words your surroundings and to be fully conscious of your own inner workings so that you can apply your own gifts and talents to the game.

This is where my old leaf has led me.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

2 thoughts on “New Leaf

  1. Learning to accept your situation can be difficult for everyone. I often struggle with that but I try to have faith in the Lord and make the best of things. Sometimes my trying isn’t very good though!

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    1. I think our best is always enough. 🤗🤗 Thanks for dropping by. I totally agree it can be challenging but a challenge always worth taking 😉


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