Maya Angelou said, “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot — it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”
That’s a beautiful quote, full of truth, and a great guide for making decisions in life. For some, though, the past is made up of more negative than positive experiences. How do we build a positive future from the negative experiences of our past?