It can be easy sometimes to get caught up in the thoughts of what might-have-been, regrets, rehashing the past, wanting to claw back the days we look back on fondly, ruminate in anger of past hurts. But we cannot change the past. What’s done is done. We are where we are, and we can either let the past rule us, or move through it.
That’s not to say that the past isn’t important, or that moving forward is easy. Far from it. The past doesn’t define us, but we can take the lessoned learned from it and appreciate the ways in which it has helped us to grow. We can look at how it still affects us and work on those issues, including grieving what you feel you may have lost, which can often be the case with invisible illness.
But we can only control how we respond and deal with the past, whether that’s 10 years ago or yesterday. Then we need to focus on what we can do to help ourselves and others, on living in the moment so as not to have our lives slip through our fingers. We can look at the ways we can take control and move forward to shape our future. Things can and will get better; the future can be brighter, healthier & happier.
Have a lovely weekend guys ♥