The past is set in stone. What is done is done. The strongest and smartest people on earth can't bring back the past or change what has already happened. On the other hand, the future has not yet been written. It is filled with hopes and dreams. Anything can happen; anything is possible. However, neither the past or the future are as important as the attitude we carry in the present The American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson write, "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
By: Matt Ciampaglia - Lodge Adviser
(First published in the Winter 2012-2013 edition of "The Monadnocker)