Most races originate at the starting line. Pow! You begin! It’s usually at birth. My race had a 47 year warmup, and now I feel like it’s for real. All those years, all those experiences, six children, made me who I really am now. My brain ‘false started,’ and I have a restart. (Lucky me!) I’m living a very different life, or you could say: “Running a different race.”
Elder Dieter F. Uctdorf gave this (and many other) quotes to let people realize that their cloudy histories don’t matter, they can begin anew. They can make a fresh start. You, too, can start again, whenever you desire. What was in your past molds and shapes you, but it does not define you. If you want to start eating cleaner, living closer to your conscience, or treating people nicer, it’s all entirely up to you. Step up to the line, tell yourself it’s going to be better, and start running with it.
My fresh start includes being more grateful for my tender mercies and the beauty around me, living a more spiritual centered life, and worrying less about myself and more about my fellow man (or woman.) I have wonderful examples.
Ready, set, go!