Yes, Look Back

People often say, “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” I’m going to disagree. Yes, it is important to not dwell on past experiences or live with regret about how things could have been different based on different choices or situations of the past. However, it is also important to look back and appreciate the beauty of life itself. Take a deep breath and look back. Reflect on the choices, experiences, interactions, and situations that allowed us to become the people we are today, that allowed us to be living our current lives. It’s okay to look back and admire the beauty of our strength as we endured challenges and overcame obstacles. It’s okay to look back and be grateful for everything we’ve experienced.

This photo is a perfect example. We must focus on the road ahead of us. There is no doubt about it. But it is okay, even important, to take a peek in the mirrors and reflect on what’s behind us. Be mindful of the time spent looking at the past, however, because we need to remain focused on the road ahead.

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