"A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances." James Allen -As a Man Thinketh
Yesterday I lied, I claimed virtue I hadn't earned. My thoughts and judgments led me astray again. This is not failure though, this is not the end of my path to virtue. Today I will take a deep breath this morning and regain my footing. Just like a boxer that gets knocked down I will get back up over and over until the bell sounds. This is how it should be. I will learn from this. I will throw it on the heap of transgressions I already have and use it as an example to myself.