Today is the first day of my four week vacation and the rain is pouring down outside. Good thing that we all have that internal sunshine that shines through whenever we are fine with wherever we are.

And truth be told, reading a book accompanied by the gentle taps of raindrops on the window pane, having nowhere else to go really is a piece of heaven for me.

Anyway, this time I’m pondering our history. Not the kind where we want to know what year Columbus “discovered” America, but rather our own personal past. What is your relationship to it? Does what has passed affect you emotionally? How far removed from it do you have to be for it not to? If you can’t see it in you rear-view mirror does it have an effect on your ability to drive?

My guess is that a little time invested thinking about these things will allow you to let more of your best self shine through. Or, at the very least, feel good even when things don’t work out quite as well as you had hoped…

Make Your Life a Masterpiece,
Anders Haglund