Thursday, December 4, 2014

DON'T PERPETUATE THE PAST




    Everyone has had things happen in their past that was not pleasant. We hear many people say that they have never gotten over some event from their childhood or an abusive relationship. The past can haunt us all, but we cannot let it define who we are today. This is like letting the people who have hurt us shape and mold our future. No one has the power to set the course for your life but you. It doesn't matter what someone did to us in the past; this is a new day and you have the opportunity to be whomever you choose to be. Most often people who abuse others in one form or another are very jaded and miserable individuals. Those parents who have neglected their children often felt neglected in some form themselves. The old saying that misery loves company rings true throughout the ages, because those who are unhappy in their own lives will generally try to make everyone else unhappy as well. Why perpetuate this brooding lifestyle? Take control of your own life, leave the past behind and be free to pursue your own dreams. Think about it, do you really want to be like the person that you resent the most? When you carry the past around with you, always letting it weigh you down and influence your life in negative ways; you are in a sense becoming a copy of the person who put that burden on your shoulders in the first place. And you will ultimately place that burden on the shoulders of others. End that cycle now, it may take some hard work on your part but it can be done. Today is the day of your own salvation.

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