Don’t you ever wonder how you got to where you are.
Don’t you ever think
That if you had just
you wouldn’t be in such a mess.
do you take the easy way out,
always blaming others for your own poor judgment.
If so, then how are you to learn from your mistakes
when you apparently make none?
Life is a teacher,
and so are mistakes.
First, recognize them for what they are,
not bad things, not cudgels to beat one’s self over the head,
but treasures and more,
each a jewel upon which to build a hope
a creation of a new you.