Like a crime scene, do not give others, the Opportunity, the Motive nor the Means to commit a hurtful act upon you. Your best Alibi is to surround yourself with the people that care for you and to be kind to others. Have good intentions in your heart and in the long run, the evidence will prove, beyond the reasonable doubt, you acted in good faith.
Sometimes the most difficult part of any journey is believing that you're worthy of the destination. The one where you see that goal, that dream or what it is that you have always longed for. You are brave enough to face the challenges and strong enough to see it through the end. Never be afraid to take that first step. With each new step, bringing you closer to it. Believe it! You can do it.
One of reasons people hold onto the past is because they don't like their life in the now. You can keep the memories close to your heart but you must let go of longings in order to plan a better life ahead of you. Living in the past is wasting the precious time making each new day jealous of your memories.
Avoid associating with people that don't make you feel good about yourself. Instead, surround yourself with people who are kind, caring, who are growing and who want to learn. People who don't mind saying sorry or thank you and will ask you if you need anything? These people will keep you positive and preserve your self-respect. To find these people is to be one.