#30Layers30Days – Day 2: Joy Snatchers

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More often than not, my past attempts to invade my present & snatch my joy. One thing I can do to minimize or eliminate its influence is to just leave it where it belongs, in the past.

I need to remind myself that I cannot change the events of my past. I may have been hurt or betrayed. I may have even done or said some things that I’m not proud of. But all I can do now is appreciate the lessons learned and the strength I’ve received in the process.

Often times, I’ve been prone to holding onto things or people that have hurt me because they offer some form of false identity. But deep down I know that although my past contributes to the makings of who I am, it is not the definition of who I am! I choose to be wiser & greater than my past.

Having grown so much over the last 9 months, I now know that I do have the power to reject any attempt of my past to negatively influence my present and/or future – I just need to LET GO & LET GOD!

I am learning to be grateful for each stage of my life, whether pain or joy. I am grateful for my life!

Until Next Time Loves

-S.

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