“Smile, forgive, forget, and keep moving on.” Let’s tackle each of these one at a time.
Smile. The act of smiling causes a physiological response that release neurotransmitters that can positively affect your mood. Smiling also communicates to others that you are happy, which will cause them to reciprocate, and create a happier and more positive environment.
Forgive. Things in the past can’t be changed. The only thing you can do is choose how you feel about things in the present. And forgiveness helps you come to terms with the situation you have, and will help you move forward.
Forget. We don’t need to find a solution for everything. Some things are best kept in the corner, covered, and out of sight. If it’s something that elicits a negative response, then come to terms with it, have confidence with that interpretation, and purge.
Keep moving on. That’s the only thing we can do right? Life will continue with or without you, and as Ferris Bueller once said, “life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it”.