Do you know that something is wrong with you or that you are making a mistake, and when you find out you feel so bad that you almost cry, and then someone optimistic comes and tells you "don't cry over spilled milk"? So February 11th is a day created to acknowledge this proverb and get a shot of optimism and instead of crying over things done, look ahead, correct and move on.
It is not known why the date of February 11 was chosen as Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day. The source of this day is worldwide and no one has any idea why, but we will not weep over it, because February 11 is a day that promotes a positive attitude even when things do not go our way properly. Today is the day to recognize that life is too short to give little things bother us. It's today to look at the bright side of things.
The origin of the phrase "Don't cry over spilled milk"
The phrase "don't cry over spilled milk" has two meanings: 1. It is not worth regretting something that has happened and cannot be changed. 2. You should not regret the loss of a little thing. The first time the phrase appeared in scripture is in a collection of English proverbs by James Howell from 1659. The book suggests that the source of the proverb is from an earlier time, from a painting called "The Dutch Proverbs" by Pieter Bruegel from 1559, which shows lots of scenes representing Dutch expressions. Which shows spilled porridge. The meaning of the scene in the painting is: "Once the porridge has been spilled, it cannot be cleaned again," that is, when it is done, it cannot be returned.
|The Dutch Proverbs, Pieter Bruegel 1559, public domain - look for the spilled porridge and those who regret it
We all know that unexpected or unplanned things happen in life, sometimes every day. With a positive attitude life will be much brighter and easier.
What can be done to deal with mistakes and glitches?
Learn from our mistakes - we all make unfortunate decisions in life. These decisions can cause irreversible or irreversible damage. There is no point in crying about what happened, it is more important that we learn from what happened so that it does not happen again.
Let go of remorse - Studies show that remorse felt over time, which includes feelings of disappointment, shame, anger and embarrassment about what we have done, can adversely affect our mental and physical well-being. When we focus on the past it prevents us from messing with the present and rebuilding our lives. Repentance can also cause mental stress and depression and affect present and future decision making, which will also hinder us from developing and growing despite what has happened. Therefore, it is recommended to let go of remorse and look ahead, and if you are not successful then seek professional treatment.
How to celebrate the Don't cry over spilled milk day?
If you have an event from the past that you are immersed in, are constantly digging into and it prevents you from moving forward, today is the day to tell yourself that it is time to leave it and leave it in the past.
We all make mistakes and whoever does not, is not wrong. Today is the day to move on and stop crying over the spilled milk, because what was was and should be moved on!