We have choice. We are not robots that are programmed to systematically proceed through our day. We are constantly faced with decisions both inconsequential or "life changing". One choice that we face on a routine basis is whether we choose to let our past negatively impact our future. Our past has ... passed. It is behind us. We can either use those experiences to motivate and fuel and inform our future or we can be anchored to those experiences and allow them to demotivate, deflate and deter what is ahead. We may have been victimized but we can choose to be a victim or choose to not allow others to dictate our joy. We may have been hurt or harmed but we can choose to heal. We may have made mistakes but we rationally know that failures is what most often leads to success. We can choose to allow our past to make us bitter or to make us better. Today is a new day and it will only be negatively impacted by yesterday if we allow it to.