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Jean Youn: A good time to focus on the positive

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

A Korean proverb says that people from long ago are never wrong. This is to say that the things they have said had come from experience after experience and they’ve had a lot of time to think about what they say.

The Korean word for autumn is Gah-Eul. Gah-Eul means to cut off. The origin comes from how fruits from the summer were cut off from their plants and reaped.

I was better off a long time ago.
I was prettier a long time ago.
I was smarter a long time ago. Etc.

These are things people often say or think about.
It doesn’t even have to be a long time ago, sometimes we might feel this way about today compared to just yesterday.

However, autumn is a time to ‘cut off’ some thoughts of the past. You have to be able to cut off some things from the past in order to make new good things about today and the future. That is why it is a blessing to be able to cut off some memories during autumn.

Autumn is a time you can take a lot of time to think about things and take inventory of the things in your life and organize them. And most importantly, it is a time to give thanks. I hope that this week will give you many reasons to be thankful.

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Jean Youn is the owner of Value Village Cleaners at 912 West Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale 91202. For details on services, coupons and more, check out the Value Village Cleaners website here.

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