"My past is behind me and good or bad a part of me. It has shaped me into the beautiful person I am and for that I am grateful." Daily Whisper Inspirational Cards
It is time to take charge of your life and turn it into a life worth living. If you have had a past that was not desirable, you don't have to relive it in your present life. It is important to know that very few people grew up in the fairy tale story that we have all read about. The difference between people who are happy today and those who are not is the way they speak to themselves. You can choose to be a victim or a survivor, it is your choice.
Survivors know that their past made them the person they are today. Some of the best qualities in people were developed because they had to endure some negativity in their life. Without the bad we would not know the good. We need the contrast of the two to understand how to be a good person.
To be a survivor you need to change your focus from your past to your present. Focus on the goodness in your life and in those people you love. Focus on the endless possibilities you have in front of you. Give some of your time to those who need it and stop focusing on yourself so much. My favorite phrase is "you get what you give". If you give sadness, you get sadness, if you give love you get love, if you give kindness you get kindness and so on. Be the person you want to be around and soon your past will be just your past and your future will be bright and full of possibilities.
Believe you are beautiful and be grateful for all you have been through.