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Space for mindful reflection and review becomes an increasingly scarce commodity. A cup of tea, ambient music, or a candle can help to generate a calm, contemplative atmosphere; use any external reinforcements you need to boost your internal focus.

This is your chance to choose your reality and actively create your memories for yourself. This is an important meeting – with yourself – that you do not want to miss.

Consider this one of your most important assignments: Study your own life. Look for negative things; what were the downsides of your life. Look for positive things; what were the highlights of your life.

Is there anything that surprises you about looking back. Is there a memory that felt minor when it was formed. Is there a memory that makes you happy. Is there a memory that makes you feel tragic.

Reflection is worth the investment of time required: looking into the past can help you to live a calmer, better-informed present, and to plan more strategically for the future.

Reflection shows where your time goes, and whether you really are living in accordance with your life values. Be one with nature and the universe and accept the fact that your life is limited.

Look back to move Forward. Look back and move Forward. Look back while you move Forward. But move Forward. Forward it must Be. – AlexK

At 9:00 a.m. on a bright sunny May 23, a signal gun fired a single shot and Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade, the victor of Gettysburg, led the estimated 80,000 men of Army of the Potomac.

Down the streets of Washington, D.C. from Capitol Hill down Pennsylvania Avenue past crowds that numbered into the thousands for over six hours.

On the following day at 10:00 a.m., William T. Sherman led the 65,000 men of the Army of the Tennessee and the Army of Georgia, with a semblance of military precision, past the admiring celebrities, most of whom had never seen him before.

For six hours under bright sunshine his force was trailed by a vast crowd of people who had accompanied the army from Savannah – freed blacks, laborers, adventurers and scavengers.

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