Every Day is a Fresh Start

by Katy on February 24, 2011 · 11 comments

One of my favorite aphorisms is that every day is a fresh start. No, not in a Groundhog Day manner where we’re all doomed to repeat the same hideous day over and over again, but each day as a brand new opportunity. I suppose this is similar to Alcoholics Anonymous’ “One day at a time,” but I prefer my own wording. I say it to my kids when they’re having a rough day, and I say it to myself when everything seems to be stacking up against me.

Yes, yesterday was difficult from start to finish, but today is a brand new day. (This is just an example, as yesterday was actually lovely 😉 )

For me, this is the key to living an upbeat life. Making sure I have things to look forward to, (a walk with a friend, or some form of social get together) and continually recharging my opportunities for happiness.

So if today is rotten to the core, remember that tomorrow is always a fresh start.

For those of you who have not read Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, please note that is now available in paperback. I highly recommend this engaging, life changing book!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”


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Jana February 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Fabulous book! And that saying is so uplifting…thanks for the reminder.


Elle February 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I always liked in Anne of Green Gables book/movie when the Anne character says “Every day is fresh with no mistakes”.


Erin February 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Just took it out of the library last week. Excited to get to it!


Su Madre February 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

My mother used to say, “Mother always said there’d be days like this!” Good to remember, too, that one needn’t be “happy” to be cheerful.


Jo@simplybeingmum February 25, 2011 at 12:34 am

My favourite quote from the book was ‘It’s not what you do once in a while, but what you do everyday that counts’. The book is full of common sense – stuff we should all know – but sometimes forget. Jo
ps – Katy I saw a mug coaster the other day when at a victorian museum that said ‘make do and mend’ . I was going to purchase it and send it to you (as a thank you for all your effort you put into your blog – I now fully appreciate what work goes in – and you do a hell of a lot more work that I!) but was unsure whether you have a PO box number to send it to. If you do please let me know, and next time I visit I’ll pick one up.


Katy February 25, 2011 at 12:43 am

Don’t want to sound too grabby, but I would LOVE coasters that say “Make do and mend.” Because I am that person constantly trying to get people to use coasters at my house! 😀



Jo@simplybeingmum February 25, 2011 at 6:47 am

I would love to oblige – but will need an address. Promise not to do anything odd with it (I’m a very trustworthy person) – feel free to e-mail me at simplybeingmum(at)gmail(dot)com. It would be my way of saying thanks! I’ve really enjoyed your blog now for 2 years, and have had to pay nowt for the privilege.


karen February 25, 2011 at 7:52 am

my motto is similar but from a song lyric ( dont recall the artist, etc to give proper credit off the top of my head) “What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours…” A good night sleep also helps to put one in a better, more rested , frame of mind to deal with a new day’s challenges or rewards 🙂 Next web stop = library reserve page 🙂


Anita February 25, 2011 at 8:41 am

I was so excited of the news of this book. I borrowed it from the library once, and paperback is just my price. I researched the least expensive place to buy it, ordered it and can’t wait til it arrives.
I enjoy your blog so much….I need to tighten our budget.


Barb @ 1 Sentence Diary February 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

Fantastic book. I’m waiting for the paperback to come out this month, and then will buy several copies for myself and as gifts. Great book, highly recommend it!


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