Keep your eyes focused on where you are going. Too often we are looking at where we have been rather than where we are going. Thoughts from the past can include grief, guilt, failure and other discouraging memories. We may not be able to change the past but neither do we need to be bound by it.

What are some good memories that you recall from your past? What pleasant, fruitful or enjoyable experiences do you remember? During this season be grateful for the opportunity you have to create more good memories in your future.

John Wayne left a nugget of hope for us concerning our future. He was a major American film actor who personified the American values of his era. Wayne said the following:

"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. It comes to us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives, and it puts itself in our hands and hopes we've learned something from yesterday."

Learn from the past. Be grateful for the achievements and victories you have experienced. Now, stay focused on your future and move forward!

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