A Beautiful Thing!

The past is what it is. Sometimes it leaves behind scars that make it hard to live in the here-and-now, especially the ones that go all the way back to childhood. I used to think that a lot of those were permanent, and there was nothing I could do about it.

But eventually I learned some useful lessons, and I realized that we really all do ultimately have the power over our own destinies. And every tomorrow is a new chance to do things differently, based on what we learned today.

One important lesson I learned was that I don't have to trust the entire world not to hurt me. I only have to trust myself to have good judgment, and to make good decisions about who I let into my life. That puts me in charge of the problem, which gives me the power to fix it.

I've discovered that most problems are like this - they start and end with me, and my attitude towards them. Realizing that has made me feel in control of my life for the first time ever, and while my past might have been quite ugly at times, I plan to make my future a beautiful thing indeed!
egoteamo egoteamo
51-55, F
Dec 1, 2012