"Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way,
ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past
or a pioneer of the future."
Habits can be some of the hardest things that we overcome. They are our tight grip on things past. Some habits are good. We use them to become better each and every day, but other habits make us prisoners of our own pasts. Whatever we do, it is always our choice. Our choice to change or our choice to stay the same. Remember, the pioneers chose change. They left every thing they knew and braved the trials of the trail to start over and make a new life. Some did not make it. But their legacy lives on through their stories and their message. It is a message of strength and hope and change. We are all pioneers of today. The world is in turmoil and troubles. There are disasters everywhere, often unexpected and severe. Yet we go on. We learn to lean on each other and to persevere. We learn to trust God as well as His timing. We learn that the past will fade away and the future will come. We choose to be the pioneers of tomorrow.