Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t we?
–Rose Kennedy

Some of us have been through an awful lot. We have endured pain and hopelessness. Now we have some choices to make. We can allow our pasts to make us feel bad about ourselves or we can sing after the storm. We can feel proud that we are not giving up, we are not willing to be destroyed.

The past won’t change, and the bad things won’t magically go away. But we can learn to move forward.

We can put the past where it belongs, close enough so we’ll never forget, and far enough away so we don’t give it all of our attention. The sun doesn’t just make rainbows for other people; they’re for us too.

Today let me tell myself that it’s okay to feel good about myself.

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