Your Public Service Announcement: fresh day, fresh start

Fresh day, fresh start

Fresh day, fresh start

Fresh day, fresh start

Fresh day, fresh start

Fresh day, fresh start

Fresh day, fresh start

Fresh day, fresh start

Yesterday was a little rocky over here.

And when I woke this morning I still felt off.

Why? Because I packed up my failures from the day before and brought them along into a fresh new day.

Guilt, imperfection, regret – I was ready to unload them into a new day that they hadn't yet had a chance to sully.



Why do we do this?


So I'm here this morning with a message (a message that maybe, just maybe I need to hear today as well).

It's your Morning Public Service Announcement:

We're all imperfect. We all come unraveled now and then. We all do things we regret.

All. The. Time.

And it's okay.

Welcome to being human.


Think of yesterday's epic face-plant as a tool to help you do better today. Did it feel good? Are you proud of that moment? Were you the parent/partner/person you want to be?

Then make different choices today.

But put down the guilt and negative self-talk. It ain't helpin' anything.

Put yesterday away. Because it's so… yesterday. Over and done with. Never coming back.

Let it go.


And if you (like me) are carrying around a little satchel (or perhaps a great sack) of regret, it's time to unceremoniously toss that junk in the river. Let it flow away from this day and back to where it belongs, in the past.


Fresh day, fresh start.

You and me. Let's do this.


Today's blog post is brought to you by me totally losing my cool yesterday and acting like a fool.

And now I am officially done with that story.

Moving on.


The end.




7 thoughts on “Your Public Service Announcement: fresh day, fresh start

  1. Sukayna says:

    Oh Rachel! I was going to suggest, on yesterdays post, do-overs. Or make the next minute better than the last. AKA what you just wrote about. I learned about mistakes or bad moments as being just bad moments, not days from reading at Always Learning (unschooling resource at yahoo groups, Sandra Dodd). I mention her to give credit where it is due. The idea was revolutionary for me, to toss a bad moment before it became a bad morning, afternoon, tomorrow…..etc. and recently, the idea of do overs when things start out rough. We jump in bed, or on the couch and wake up again. Its silly, but it works to keep the flow and peace in our home, and we can move on with our day.
    Thanks and Bravo!

  2. KC says:

    I lost my cool yesterday. I said I was sorry, got out my mala beads took a moment to remind myself to JUST BE KIND and then returned to sailing the stormy waters that is two squabbling siblings.

  3. Annie says:

    We don’t know each other, but I read your blog from time to time. It happens that I had quite an awful parenting day yesterday, then read this PSA this morning. Sometimes I can’t put down my guilty feelings very easily; this was just the noggin bonk I needed. Thank you so much!

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