Kurt Vonnegut: Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
I find memory can be a beautiful thing yet a curse. It holds precious things from your past, victories, happiness, etc. But it can also hold your failures and things that have hurt you. Keep the good memories close and forget the bad ones.
"Don't look back, beautiful, you're not going that way," Jadon whispered to Abby, stroking her silky soft hair as her head leaned against his shoulder. "The only thing to do is to look ahead. That's where you're going.