Many have a tendency to beat ourselves up mercilessly for the things we have done in the past. Instead of using our past as a motivator for change, we place ourselves in a place that leaves us undeserving of anything good. We paralyze ourselves by this and refuse to allow a vision of a brighter future. Yet today represents an opportunity. We can choose to forgive ourselves, if for no other reason, continuing to hurt ourselves continues pain for everyone else. Today, I will seek happiness for today. Others have died and don’t have the opportunity that I have today. I will embrace that I am in a position to do better, to be better. Today, I will make a conscious decision to find happiness in today.