I have two quotes rattling around in my head this morning. They come from very different places. The first is a quote from comedian Ross Matthews on Chelsea Lately. This is a very funny, late night show on E! I know what you are thinking, E!? Yes, well everyone has their guilty pleasures and mine is clever, acerbic humor late at night. I find myself switching from Chelsea Lately to the Daily Show and back again. Anyway, the cast of Chelsea was discussing the show The Jersey Shore. I can't take time to tell you all about it but suffice it to say dumb "Guidos" make for a train wreck of show that Americans can't stop watching. They are negotiating for higher salaries and Brad Ross says, "Good for them, because you can't put a price on that kind of stupid." Love it. Can't put a price on that kind of stupid. This is a keeper I see myself using often.
The second quote reveals the better angel of my nature. It is the quote of the day from Real Simple.
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
This is a priceless reminder that today is a new day and it can be anything we want it be. The past only has power over us if we let it. We get to choose to make all things new.
I think both sayings play out a lot in my life. I guess I just hope the second one wins out more often. I also hope the cast of the Jersey Shore reads Real Simple.