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Don't look back to the past, but only look forward with hope that you and I can change our own destiny without regrets.

I will not be looking back at 2017 with regret over the people and the things that were bad things.

It does me no good to dwell on the things in life that I can not control. But I know that for the future, I am able to take charge of my own direction. I can live in a world that has bad leaders, bad people who are selfish and egotistic and just plain bad. I can live my life the best that I can and I know I am not perfect. I know I will make bad decisions in the future but I will also make better decisions that I can make. For instance, instead of agonizing on the shortcomings of those who want to do things and say things that hurt others and only serve themselves. I can ignore those whose pride comes before a hard fall.

I can't stop global warming. But I can walk not drive a car.

I can't stop guns being fired at innocent people. But I can write and do not need to possess a firearm. I don't have to kill. I will not kill today, tomorrow or thereafter until the very end.

I can chose to gossip and to back stab those who have hurt me or those I feel strongly against for one reason or another. I can live my life the way that does not create negative emotions. I can do this each day because I know there is a light at the end of the long dark tunnel of tomorrow.

It is that light, at the end of the dark path of life that keeps me motivated to do good and to not look back and to not suffer the pains of things gone by. The things that are beyond my control.

I let God handle things that I have no way to change. I will live a self-less and generous life. That way by the time I pass on from this life, I will have lived it the best way I possibly could and live fully and without regrets.

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MegL wrote on January 5, 2018, 4:19 PM

Sounds like a good aim for 2018.

lookatdesktop wrote on January 5, 2018, 11:01 PM

Thank you, MegL :)