What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. (Henry Stanley Haskins, 20th century author)

If you’re nostalgic, the memories of yesterday may be bitter or sweet. But if you like to concentrate on the future; it may be with eager anticipation or fear. Both perspectives are important, of course, but Haskins urges us to realize that the really important elements in life are those inner virtues and values that motivate us to achieve.

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. (Proverbs 3:3)