Most people try so hard to discard the parts of their lives that were painful, difficult or sad. However, just as we can't rip chapters out of a book and expect the story to still make sense, we cannot rip past chapters out of our lives and expect our lives to still make sense. Keep every chapter of your life intact and keep on turning the pages one at a time. Sooner or later, you'll get to a page that brings it all together and you'll suddenly understand why every page and chapter before it was needed.

If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate them. Everything and everyone you hate is engraved in your heart and mind. If you want to let go of something, if you want to free yourself, you cannot hate. You must forgive.

Life changes and everything is not meant to stay. Chances are if it should have been, it would have been.

Remember, giving up and moving on are two very different things. When things aren't adding up in your life, it's time to start subtracting.

Realize that our lives begin to end the moment we silence and restrain ourselves from addressing the issues that matter. So speak up. Don't hide your thoughts and feelings, especially when you can make a difference. Say what needs to be said. Do what needs to be done. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and twice as capable as you have ever imagined. So stop daydreaming and start DOING.

Develop a backbone, not a wishbone!

Never let the ghosts you knew in the past haunt the possibilities of the present or have you over-complicating everything in the future. In life, the test often comes first, before the lesson. Take a deep breath and think. Your past was never a mistake if you learned from it.

The only way to live your "happily ever after" is to take one day at a time. So stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are. Just do your very best. Appreciate each step and forget the rest.

Remember that good things take time. Stay patient and stay positive. Everything is going to come together, maybe not immediately, but eventually.

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