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There are times when the future seems out of our hands. We feel as if control of a situation is not ours. We wish our path to lead us one way but instead we end up going in the opposite direction. For everything which happens to us, there is a reason. A reason we might not see at the moment, but one which will be revealed in time.

Life's impossibilities cause us to doubt ourselves and others. Giving up is not an option and we must stand up for ourselves and what we believe to be true. We must go after what we want with courage and determination. The absolute certainty of how things will materialise in the future is unknown. The present moment is what is known to us and is one we should cherish.

If we choose to focus too long on the future, we might lose sight of what is directly in front of us. We miss out on the happiness of the little moments such as the time we get to speak with a loved one, if only for a few minutes. Worrying about tomorrow is useless as tomorrow will eventually come but only after today has passed.

Changing our point of view will help us move forward. Not all is bad, nor will remain bad forever. The experiences we encounter serve to help us learn how to make better decisions in the future. We learn how not to take for granted that which was given to us. We learn how to be thankful for the little things.

Albeit the future might be unknown, we know the present moment is ours to use to make a better tomorrow. We must move forward, learn from past mistakes, and be thankful for every moment we have for we never know when it might be our last. Take a moment to stop and reflect on where you are and how far you have come. At that point, the veil of uncertainty will be lifted and we will see the next step we must take in order to own our future.