"The Marks We Leave"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr. MD
There are things in this life that we cannot change. Things that we just need to live with as best as we can. There are decisions and thoughts and words that we may regret but that is all in the past and what matters is what we do with our life moving forward right?
Of course there would be those who would never see beyond your past or cannot help but think differently about you once they have learned what you have done or said or did not do or did not say. The question you need to ask yourself is do you really need these kinds of people in your life? Mistakes will be made and actions can harm but do you need to be punished for it when you have already been punished enough by your remorse and self immolation? Someone once said that the only apology you need to do is to yourself. If you have forgiven yourself and seen the error of your ways why should you keep on bowing to those who demand explanations or further apologies from you?
The past is the past and though it may still affect your future it is for you to decide to never forget but also live your life. Happiness and Life are both still to be yours and the people in your life always deserve the best version of you not when or if. So if you live the best version of your life to the best of your ability and in your own deathbed you might just as well smile because you did not let the dictate of your fate , situation or others lead you but your own convictions.
We could only wish as much in this life.
The legacy that we leave here are the actions that we have done that affect people the most. If that means raising a well rounded achieving child or a happy wife or achieving the pinnacle of your career or your studies then those are the things that we have left as our marks in this world.