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Take a moment to think. To rethink. To revisit your past. To refuse to let previous pains control your present moods and future goals. To forgive and move on. To visit a person or place you’ve avoided. To be nice to a person who has never been nice to you—and, to do that wanting and expecting nothing in return.

Think of what you can do to make your attitude and your community better. What new goals can you set? What old hurts can you release so their throbbing doesn’t control your mood any longer? What healthy companions should you welcome and accept? What emotional and relational foods don’t taste great but bring better health to you if you digest them instead of avoiding them?