People we knew.
Places we visited or lived.
Things we did.
We often look back on memories fondly.
This can warm our hearts.
Make us feel good.
Yet, sometimes even pleasant memories have unpleasant effects.
We long to return to the way things were.
We may even feel depressed, thinking of how good things were.
Hours, days, and years pass as we reminisce over what was.
As we fail to appreciate what we have in the moment.
Wasting the present, living in the past.
But the past is gone.
It’s out of reach.
You can never go back.
You can only go forward.
You can only grow.
You can only learn.
You can only progress.
How you grow, learn, and progress is up to you.
Let go of what used to be.
Focus on here.
Focus on now.
Focus on you.
Do the best you can.
It’s all you can do.
You are worthy of a most excellent life.
That life can only be lived here.
That life can only be lived now.
What do you need to do to start living it?
You’ve got this.