Why not wind the clock up again?

“You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again” (Bonnie Prudden). This is a very profound and optimistic thought. We may not be able to change some things we have done, but we can start over again. I have not always been the easiest person to get along with. My first marriage was often a rocky road and my second marriage has not been without its blemishes. However, the second one is working much better. I think there are several reasons for this, but maturity and experience have contributed a great deal to its success. We have learned many different techniques which have helped us to deal better with the rocks in the road. Sometimes when Karen and I get into an argument, we say to each other “Can we start over again?” This little phrase has helped us deal with many difficulties. It does not always immediately end our argument, but it always gives us a sense that we are willing to try again with a new approach. We both appreciate the chance to wind the clock up again.

Life is full of many difficulties. We cannot always avoid the problems that come our way. If we were all omniscient, we might be able to plan our lives to avoid making any mistakes, but none of us are omniscient. However, we can all start over again. We all have the power to wind the clock back up. We can face life each day and start anew. It is a choice open to all of us. You may want to ask forgiveness of god, yourself or others if this helps you but it is not a requirement for starting over. The only requirement is that you do not want your life to continue on its present path. You want to find a new direction to travel. Only by constantly winding the clock up again can we all find the directions that will lead us to a more promising future.

What in your life needs a new approach? Where can you wind the clock up again? What do you want to stop doing that has not been helpful in your life? Einstein said that a “definition of craziness was to keep doing the same thing and expect different results”. What are you being “crazy” over? Can you stop doing this and wind the clock up again?

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. NikiWonoto
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 03:00:07

    But, sometimes, in reality, aren't there some things that really can be considered “too late” ?..
    Most practical example is those who dream to be professional athletes. the 'cold, harsh' reality/truth is that in this world (or society) we're in today, often people seemingly have, or expected to KNOW early on in life -somehow- to train your body at such a very early/young age… because the somber/harsh reality is that our human body has a LIMIT/'expiration date' , and that often times, when we are old, the reality is that we can't compete with all those young athletes… and so, it's as if older people is being stripped away from their dreams to become a professional athlete… and the sad reality/truth is: it even cannot be “wind the clock up” again,.. no matter how hard we're trying to justify/rationalize & hope …

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