Ten years ago today, my father died from kidney and heart failure. He was only 68. He was an alcoholic (though he never admitted it) and chose to live an unhealthy lifestyle. There was nothing I can do to stop any of it. All I can do is accept what the universe has given me.
Today, I still strive to become a better me. I admit that I do at times cling to my past and wish I can change how I grew up. One day at a time, I step away from thinking like that and live in the present. My serenity starts with me.