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You Can Live Differently Today than You Did Yesterday – March 18 Inspiration


Today is not the same as yesterday–or, at least, it doesn’t have to be. We don’t have to carry the problems and negativity of yesterday, last week, or last year (or many years in the past) into our present or our future. We need to adopt this mindset:




I have been busy finishing up projects…so here’s your belated Friday inspiration that you can still think about today!


“All of us have made mistakes in our past–

not one of us is perfect.

But that doesn’t mean we have to repeat

those mistakes in the future.

You don’t have to suffer

from the same defeats of yesterday;

by the grace of God,

you can live differently today.

Your story can get better and better–

you can learn to live in God’s best.

You may not be where you want to be,

but thank God

you’re not where you used to be.”

–Joyce Meyer in “You Can Begin Again”


My reflections:

My favorite part of this quote is: “You may not be where you want to be, but thank God you’re not where you used to be!” Amen!


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you find it easy to approach every day as a new beginning?

Do you have a favorite line from any of the quotes or images in this post?



  1. 1010ParkPlace

    I know I can’t face any day without my faith in God. He is responsible for everything, and I’m so grateful. Brenda
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    20 . Mar . 2016
  2. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    Every day should be better than the last. Granted, that is easier said than done.
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    20 . Mar . 2016
  3. Heather

    Yup, every day is a new day! Sometimes it doesn’t quite work that way though!

    20 . Mar . 2016
  4. Ron Leyba

    I really need this quote. A wake up call for me to do BETTER today than yesterday!
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    20 . Mar . 2016
  5. Elizabeth O.

    Sometimes we have a hard time looking beyond our mistakes that we fail to move on and start over. That’s something that could hold us back. It takes time to realize that you wake up to a new day everyday and you have the chance to start over.

    20 . Mar . 2016
  6. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    It’s a Monday where I am so its the beginning of a new week. I love beginnings. It’s always the start of something new.
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    21 . Mar . 2016
  7. Diana

    Everyday is a new day and even though sometimes it feels like I am stuck on a perpetual repeat I thank the Lord for each day I am given!

    21 . Mar . 2016
  8. Tiffany

    Thank you! I am a firm believer in choosing our own destinies and having a negative outlook will only breed more negativity in our lives.

    21 . Mar . 2016
  9. victoria

    Every day was new day and a fresh start of life again.

    21 . Mar . 2016
  10. Kati

    Every day is a gift and it should be treated as such! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really like that part โ€œYou may not be where you want to be, but thank God youโ€™re not where you used to be!โ€ – every day is a chance to improve ourselves.

    21 . Mar . 2016
  11. Natasha Mairs

    these are very wise words. Going to take this quote on board
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    21 . Mar . 2016
  12. Lauren

    On the days when it’s been hard, especially if I’ve had a tough day with my kids, it’s so nice to know that the next day is a clean slate.

    21 . Mar . 2016
  13. Jojo Vito

    I agree…as one author puts it…” yesterday is but a dream…we can do something better today ๐Ÿ™‚

    21 . Mar . 2016
  14. Ann Bacciaglia

    I like to look at each day as a fresh start. I always think about all the blessings in my life when i wake up in the morning and before bed.

    21 . Mar . 2016
  15. Jeanne Melanson

    Thanks for these inspirational quotes. I used to live in the past but now I live one day at a time. I start each day like it’s a brand new start. It’s more peaceful that way. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    21 . Mar . 2016
  16. Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide

    What a beautiful reminder to start each day new and full of life.
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    22 . Mar . 2016
  17. Rosey

    When heavy things carry from day to day, it’s hard to think of it as a new beginning. I do think of it as a day to keep moving forward though.

    22 . Mar . 2016
  18. Dana

    The best thing to think of is that tomorrow is a new day!
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    22 . Mar . 2016
  19. Melinda

    Faith is so important. It’a true we have all made mistakes. Redemption allows us a new start.
    Melinda recently posted..(Belated) Song for Sunday: Come Holy Spirit, Dove DivineMy Profile

    22 . Mar . 2016

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