Your past is important to remember; but not always a place to dwell on or live in.
The past is a very important part of our lives. There are parts that are good, parts that are not so good, wonderful things that were learned; mistakes that were made, friends, experiences, and events that happened on your journey.
There were all kinds of things and people that happened along the way; crossing our paths for one reason or another. Some were temporary, some lasting for years, some for a moment in a time; some that were meant to help with something, and some that were meant to last a lifetime.
Things happen in our lives that change us, make us better, stronger, wiser, wealthier, and even more humble. These are the things that you can never forget; as they helped to make you who you are today.
Never forget where you came from. That past is what helped to get you where you are today and make you who you are today.
God created us in his own image, and exactly like he wanted; building our character is up to us. Learn from your past, and count your blessings everyday for them.
Let your past make you better; not bitter, and never forget those who helped along the way.
Genesis 1:27 NIV
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.