The Past Cannot be Changed
"Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past." - Lily Tomlin
All too often are grudges held against others for actions that go against the expectation you might have had towards an outcome. This is especially damaging when it is yourself who the grudge is held against. There is no positive benefit for wanting the past to change, living in the past with the dream of "what if" something happened only leads to a more chaotic present. Life has happened the way it did and all we can do now is acknowledge it and move on knowing the fact that those events have been solidified in time. Tomlin particularly uses the word, forgiveness. I take this as an indication to accept life for what is or else I will hold on to unrealistic beliefs in the hope of changing what has already been done. Move forward joyfully because tomorrow's decisions are chosen now. Instead, lets never give up hope for a better future!