Today’s Miracle Moment is About the Miraculous Power of Do-Overs…
We’ve all had those days where maybe we didn’t get enough sleep, work is stressful, or we’re exhausted from trying to get a huge to-do list done. We might feel crabby and aggravated at everything (and everyone) and find ourselves snapping at a partner, roommate or close family member.
In those moments, wouldn’t it be great if you could just have a “do-over”?
The great news is that you can!
This is something that Marci and her husband Sergio have practiced many times over the years and they credit with saving them from getting into pointless squabbles or arguments. If they find themselves being crabby with each other, they’ll stop mid-conversation and say, “Let’s have a do-over.” They’ll rewind and start the conversation over, choosing a different way to respond. It’s a practical and yet powerful way to pattern interrupt and get back on the right foot.
Here’s a recent example: Sergio and Marci are working with contractors on remodeling their house. One day, Sergio asked Marci to send the contractors photographs of some electrical wires that needed to be fixed. This day happened to be one of those stressful, exhausting days, and when Sergio asked Marci later if she’d sent the photographs yet, she snapped and got defensive. In that moment, Marci realized she needed a do-over. So, she asked Sergio for a do-over and then literally stepped out of the room and walked back in. Sergio asked her the question again and this time, she replied, “I’m so sorry — I haven’t sent them yet. Here, let me do that right now.” The situation was resolved and no squabble was needed.
This present moment is always an opportunity for a do-over and to begin again.
Every day and in every moment we all have the opportunity for do-overs — whether that’s in relationships or in our own daily life.
We’re often carrying emotions, thoughts, and feelings from the past into the present moment. Sometimes we’re even carrying baggage around from previous days, weeks, or months. We can end up making assumptions or getting upset, and then we give responses to circumstances that aren’t really appropriate.
If you find yourself playing out a pattern that isn’t serving you, you can always pause, reset, and choose to have a do-over.
There’s always a creative solution available and all you have to do is open up to it.
This week, we invite you to practice doing some do-overs in your life. You might want to do over a way of being, a habit that’s not serving you, or a conversation with a loved one that starts to go in an unnecessary direction.
This practice can help you bring more awareness into your daily life, knowing you always have the option to choose something even better.
I love this! It makes so much sense and saves so much grief!
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What a great way to minimize having a disagreement with someone on a day when you may not be at your best.
I wish I could do over today I have not been feeling good today and started 2 college classes online. Tomorrow will be a better day
This is absolutely wonderful! It completely changes the whole dynamic and all of a sudden, there is no issue, no stress, no judgment. You can take care of it while staying connected and aligned with truth and higher self. It is fabulous. Thank you for sharing!
I think that this a solution that has a lot of potential and can be used in every way !
I am gonna start my day now again (take 2)
It is gone be a short one .
But so much better than take 1
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Yes! Absolutely fantastic solution, love it!
I thought I would get a do over with my stepson before he entered the Army.
He was going to be discharged before starting bootcampbut things changed and now he’s staying in(much prayers). So, he won’t be back so I’ll send a card and after boot camp if he comes home to see his dad I may get a chance.
It’s wonderful! My best idea was the good ole ‘Dance Off’ Lol. Try that one in the middle of an argument with your partner. Sending Love.
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Talk about perfect timing!! I had an argument with my husband last night- one we’ve had before (ugh!). I can see how a do-over would help so much and send us in a more loving direction. When he gets home today, I will be asking him for a do-over. Thank you so much. Your guidance enriches my life!
Love this! No blame, no shame. A simple reset practice that allows for positive change. Thanks!
It’s often quite tricky to recognise, let alone shift to, the one is oppressed with misery and tiredness and grouchiness. The dance off idea earlier is a useful step, as are also the thoughts that “I might be mistaken” “Perhaps they haven’t grasped what I’m getting at…” Tiny steps or shifts can help: If you can manage it in one revelation, brilliant!! But might take a bit more getting to. Worthwhile, whichever …. any which way! Bonne Chance!!!
I sooooo needed this today in so many ways! What an awesome to diffuse a situation! I love it! Thank you Marcy & Dr Sue
Let’s try this again😁spellcheck and pushing send too soon not always my friend!!
I sooooo needed this today in so many ways! What an awesome way to diffuse a situation! I love it! Thank you Marci & Dr. Sue for this excellent strategy.
This do-over practice is so liberating! Thank you so much!
This is a most needed response to be able to do over, it’s like an apology. Asking forgiveness, righting a wrong. Taking the bitter with the sweets.
I’ve done this more than a couple of times with my partner — as a musician and actress, one is constantly doing that in our work — and one begins to realize that it is a human process that can be done as you so wisely speak of it here! Owning that we truly are the Creatrixes and Creators of our lives, with the 100% responsability that beautiful freedom brings as well, extensions of Source as it really seems obvious that we are ; ) ! May all the world read your article and learn how to remember to do it. What we need right now, fully and conciously!
I love this, love your example Marci, and I love the quote. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂
What a wonderful idea to restart if you have the right partner and be disciplined yourself. Unfortunately, my late husband, as well as I, were pigheaded. We needed a day to come to our senses, and the reconciliation was miraculous.
what a wonderful idea if you have the right partner and are disciplined yourself.
This is so true. My husband and I have do this from time to time but I never thought of it as available ANY time! This is a little wakeup call from source. Thank you!
Mondays are my days off. I was contacted by my employer 4 times! 3 times asking me to come in to work and the 4th time to ask me about a contract that I made a mistake on. I was livid! THIS IS MY DAY OFF!!! I stewed about it ALL night long – I had an upset stomach, could not sleep and woke up “ready to fight”! Logged in (I work from home) only to find an email with an apology from my boss for having contacted me on my day off and that he had looked further into the contract and noticed that it was a system error that caused the problem and not me. I had to do my own “Do Over” – I put myself through all that agony for nothing. When will I learn?! Thank you.
How wonderful! I am a big believer in the “do-over” what a great way to acknowledge a mistake and move forward! Kinsley
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I really use do over for months Jan through may. I’ve screwed up regularly. Must learn control my desire. Check all options beforehand. Tend jump before really thinking through.
Thank you very much for this inspiring and practical way of solving many little and meaningless arguments of everyday life. I will definitely try.
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I am in the midst of a bit of a LIFE do over! It’s scary but exciting.