~Sophia Loren, Italian film actress
Instead of yearning to relive your yesterdays, be grateful for the tools that you have learned to help you embrace the potential in your present. Instead of blocking painful memories of the past, appreciate the gifts of compassion that will help you approach life from a different perspective. Instead of yearning for a time where you did not know pain, give thanks for the courage you have mustered to move past it and continue to dream. Your fond memories remind you of loved ones who have left their distinct mark on your heart. Your challenging memories remind you that you can get through the most difficult circumstances. When you are grateful for both the profound highs and the difficult lows, you empower yourself with acceptance. By not getting stuck in the negative, you become stronger and more liberated to enjoy the present, in which you will have more opportunities to meet amazing people and encounter a world of such amazing things. When you build on the positive frequencies of your memories, you decide to live your life from a place of strength. Embrace the joy of everything you have lived through; your reward will be an even greater love for life along the way.