Begin Again

beginagain.jpgEverything in me wanted to bypass this in my folder of inspirational nuggets. It is only the 9th day of January 2018. I can’t write about Begin Again yet. I know it is true for me, but I don’t want to admit that yet. It seems like I should not be beginning again already, after all, it is only the 9th day of 2018.  Welcome to my internal dialogue when deciding how honest to be when I am selecting a blogging topic.

I have committed to focusing on my choices and behaviors this year as opposed to my outcomes. I can’t make the scale show a certain number, but I am the one who chooses what goes into my mouth. I can’t control how I will sleep, but I can make sure my behaviors leading into sleep are setting me up for the best rest possible.

And so, on this 9th day of January, just a short 9 days into the new year, I am aware of how many times I have committed to Begin Again. In my commitment to live honestly with myself and others, I can assure you that this Begin Again flashes in my head daily. I am learning to create expectations and grace in my daily life. I am learning to increase my expectations in areas I fear and allow for grace, especially when I have risked growth. I wonder what your expectation/grace/begin again conversation looks like in the privacy of your own thoughts? Do you have daily goals for yourself? Are you aware when you are acting a way that is counterproductive to what you long for? Are you striving to control your outcomes or influence your beliefs and actions for good?

I am grateful for the words Begin Again and that I am willing to use them daily if needed. I hope you also will join me in making these two powerful and kind words become words of kindness and grace that you embrace into your own journey.




Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

One thought on “Begin Again”

  1. Simply…convicting as we, Richard and I “begin again” at the gym. First time in months! Your timing is right on for us and your friendship and words impactful! We love you.

    Sent from my iPad


Share your thoughts with me please...