It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts. (Ella Fitzgerald, late jazz singer)

Ella Fitzgerald was sometimes called “The First Lady of Jazz.” Regardless of her background, she knew what she wanted to achieve, and she reached the heights in her profession. It’s something we might all strive for, but it’s a reminder, too, that, whatever our origin, we need to consider carefully how to prepare for the future.

Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. (Proverbs 24:14)