Forgiveness doesn’t equate to forgetting. Forgiveness is not for the weak; it is an attribute of the strong. Forgiving someone who has offended you isn’t relieving them of fault; it’s freeing yourself from the constraints that were binding you… it’s telling yourself that it is OK to move on.
People are amazing actors; outside they’re happy and cheerful, but inside they’re broken. Love unconditionally, without question. No matter what you’re going through, someone else is walking a tougher path.
The past is an important factor, for it influences our present decisions and the direction of which we move, but what we strive for is far more important than where we’ve been or what we’ve done.
Although our genetics aren’t necessarily a choice, they’re not nearly as important as what we choose to do with the abilities and limitations that we’re given.
Your future is not determined; you determine your own fate every single day you’re here. You can choose to be happy and successful every day you’re blessed with life, or you can opt to be miserable and unthankful for each breath you’re given.