“It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”

~ William Ernest Henley

I could not have heard this quote at a better time. Someone must be watching over me to know when I needed a little reminder of my own strength. I often forget, let it slip away, and let myself slip into the shadows of weakness. I let the externals of life take the reins for a while and they steer me completely in the wrong direction.

This is my life; I get to make the decisions. How can I forget that so easily? How do I allow people to have more influence over me than me?! It’s ridiculous really! It’s up to me to even continue to keep these people in my life. I have to make decisions that are going to be healthy and right for me.

We cannot change the past, so there is no reason to keep visiting there. We must focus on today, don’t even overwhelm ourselves just yet with tomorrow. What will make us better today? We must take control, and eliminate that of which is unhealthy for us. Close the door, lock it and throw away the key. This quote should be printed on our name badges of life, so that everyone will know not to mess with us. I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul, my spirit will endure all that comes against me.


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