“You can’t put the genie back in the bottle.” It’s a line from the movie “The Intern” with Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro. That line hit home with me as I watched the movie and it made me cry, and the tears fell like a waterfall.I think I cried because that one line signifies so much in my own life right now. You can’t put a genie back into a bottle, just like you can’t go back in time and change hurtful words or behavior. You can’t undo what’s already been done.
But what you can do is move forward. You can’t erase what’s already happened but you can move forward from it. You can change yourself and you can change your situation. You can change your perspective and you can change your reaction. You can learn from it and decide not to repeat the pattern.
And you can become a better person. No, you can’t put the genie back in the bottle and you can’t go back in life and change what’s already been done.You can only change yourself and where you go from here.
And I think that’s a good thing.
Wishing you love and light,