what’s done is done

I was talking to my spiritual director about beating myself up when a memory arose about something I’d done years ago. She reminded me, “It’s done.” So move on.

Then, within a day, my friend (and teacher) Jane Redmont posted this from the New Zealand Prayer Book, which I love anyway.

It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done;
What has not been done has not been done;
let it be.

That is so perfect. The only caveat for me is that doesn’t let me off the hook for doing the undone things I’m able to do the next day.

Nonetheless, it’s an important lesson for me to let go of things done.

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