to live a happy life…it has been said before. think of your past as a ‘ball & chain’, except you are holding it, dragging it with you. Drop the damn ball….let it go. to hold tight to a past failing or past regrets, prevents you from growing & changing into something better than you had been before. i don’t think it is wise (or safe) to live in the past, but i do think it is important to learn from it. So i am dropping the ball, releasing the chain & moving forward.