Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. (Sara Teasdale, 19th-20th century American lyric poet)

We might paraphrase Teasdale’s observation as “look to the future; forget the past.” Hanging on to the “good ol’ days” and our memories can keep us from making the most of what is ahead. Accept the present for what it offers and work hard to take advantage of what comes your way, learning from the difficult and building on the positive.

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me (Philippians 3:13-14).