My journey begins this day;
this moment in time.
I can no longer look to the past;
No amount of regret or remorse can change it.
And no matter the careful plans you craft,
the future remains a maybe,
always just out of reach.
Instead of sorrow, I choose to meet the challenge
brought by unexpected change.
Instead of worry and dread, I choose
to focus on staying present in this moment.
Instead of anger,
I choose to walk in gratitude and hope,
So that I can say at the end of years,
I did not live, without living at all.