We all have antagonistic recollections from the past. We cannot return to the moments, but our memories take us to the thoughts and feelings that remain in the aftermath. Some uncertainties, fears, and struggles we may want to leave behind. They make us cringe and wish we could go back and make a better decision. However, the triumphs, joys, and accomplishments become our best friends. These lifelong companions make us confident and secure.
In the movie, Tomorrowland, Casey asks, "There are two wolves who are always fighting. One is darkness and despair. The other is light and hope. The question is: which wolf wins?" Nate answers, "The one you feed." All of us have those memories that distress us, we must conquer the thoughts that would make us believe we cannot repair the damage. We may have the scars to remind us of the pain, but we also have the reminder of the healing that takes place when we refuse to pick at the wound.
Our memories carry us forward. The mistakes make us cautious... mindful. The triumphs give us hope and resilience. We need these two companions because they honestly ensure our hope for future contentment.
Pearls take time to form; likewise, our words should be chosen carefully and with thought.