Life is messy.

The scars. The broken bones. The mental anguish. The emotional distress. The aches. The pain. The bumps. The bruises. The accidents. The mistakes. The failures.

Sometimes I’d like a clean slate and fresh start.

But we don’t get to restart.

Everything that has happened has made us who we are.

Everything we’ve gone through and endured has built our character.

All we can do is live in the present moment and make the best and most of today.

And we can persevere.

We’ve proven we can persevere.