"What has happened before has brought you to where you are. Yet the past has no control over where you can go from here.
Your past history does not create your future. The choices you make right now are what create the substance of that future.
Learn from your mistakes, but do not agonize over them. There is nothing you can do to change the fact that they happened, yet there is much you can do to move positively beyond them.
When you dwell on the past it holds you prisoner. When you let it go, that allows you to go anywhere you now choose.
People change, circumstances change, and you can change too. With each moment comes the opportunity to shake off the old assumptions and limitations, to give new purpose and meaning to life.
Give new energy, new effort, new commitment and determination to this day that you have the good fortune to be living. See the bright future that can be, and you will make it so."
-- Ralph Marston