Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist)

We’re well into the new year now, so it’s a good time, perhaps, to think about how well we’re doing in looking ahead rather than to the past. Emerson also wrote, “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.” Look forward, not backward.

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me. (Philippians 3:13-14)