The best days of our lives

 

Happy days are here now!

When were the best days of your life and how great was it way back then?

We remember the exciting and transformational experiences that help shape the fabric of our lives. These experiences set us on the path to who we are today. These times can come from days past when the passion for life and the prospect of our future success was fresh and exciting.

“I’m going to rule the world, be rich, meet the person of my dreams and make it to the top. It’s all ahead of me and up to me. I’m going to shake it up and make my mark starting now! Watch out world, here I come!”

We lived life with intensity and shared this time with friends. Emotionally charged, we enjoyed every minute in vivid colour. We were young and free, not yet burdened with the realities of the world, and felt strong, powerful and alive. Looking back we remember a life that was full to overflowing and a great time had at every turn.

As the years progress we look back with melancholy to the ‘good old days’, often through rose coloured glasses that heighten the good times and ignore the bad. We were forever young and now, looking back, we feel a sense of accomplishment but also a sense of sadness for a time that we hoped would never end.

We’re proud of those days, because they represent a time of rapid discovery and advancement. All good things, as they say, must come to an end. Great days past remain an important part of our identity.

For many, these times were short lived and moving on can be difficult and painful. Some athletes or musicians whose success flared hot and then died away have great difficulty in accepting life away from the limelight. There are many examples of the tragic consequences that this can bring. Others take the skills and passion that helped them to achieve great success and apply these to new pursuits in business, the community and life.

Reliving the past as the only basis of our self worth is short changing our lives. Using it as the foundation stone for future success and contentment is a wonderful alternative. Enjoy the contentment of past success and move on to future ones.

What can the future be like if we apply the lessons we learned and move on to something else even better? If we believe that our best days are behind us, we’ve lowered expectations for our future.

Alternatively, we can feel fortunate and satisfied to have had those experiences, and find a way to build on that for the future. Our objectives and outcomes may be different, but enjoying the challenge and the journey are not.

Life is good. And I want the future to be better than the past. The best days of my life are yet to come. How about you?

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2 Responses to “The best days of our lives”

  1. paulhassing Says:

    I expect Monday fortnight to be satisfactory. But I may be wrong. Nice post, Cobber! P. 🙂

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