Quote For SelfI've also caused a great deal of pain and suffering inside and out of my family circle. While some of my nights are plagued with perpetual torment reliving the things I've done to those I care about (and cannot change) I say this quote to myself ....
"It takes a good deal of character to judge a person by his future instead of his past."
And once I let the pain slip away from my thoughts, I forgive myself and know that I am a better person today and I finally allow myself a peaceful sleep.
As much as I wish for the world to see me through my new found eyes; in my mind they're only getting the severely distorted version of who I am, or rather who I used to be. So I continuously reshape myself every day in every moment in hopes that they will see me for my future instead of my past.
Don't forget who you were, but in no way should you let your past determine who you can become.