I’ll start by asking you to forgive me for my incredibly long hiatus from writing. Sometimes I allow life to get in the way of a good thing. 😉
Here we are in 2015 and everyone has their laundry list of resolutions that include things like “get fit,” “stick to diet,” “take a trip around the world,” and so on. Although getting back into shape with #operationbringsexyback and #risetopurpose are on my list, too, my number one is all about forgiveness. I have prioritized and re-prioritized my resolution list but, the way I see it, not much else can be accomplished to the fullest without fully freeing my soul of the heaviness forgiveness, or lack thereof, has on my heart and happiness.
Easier said than done, you say? Actually, not so much. It’s only as hard as you make it. Even the deepest scars can be healed by forgiveness if you truly want the freedom of happiness.
So this “resolution” goes two ways. Not only do I want to ask for forgiveness, but I need to forgive those who have hurt me. Do I need to speak to them face to face and say, “I forgive you”? That’s not necessary unless I want to truly rekindle that relationship. If it can’t be fixed, I just need to let it go in my heart and forgive them, even if they never asked. It usually doesn’t hurt them, it only hurts me to hold on to it.
When it comes to seeking forgiveness, that’s another story. I need to speak to them one way or another. Depending on the situation, it’s best in person, the phone, a handwritten letter, maybe even an email but PLEASE no texting! 😉 Anyway, they don’t have to forgive me, so I need to be prepared. If I am honest and sincere in my request, that’s the best I can do. They might not forgive me today, tomorrow or ever…or maybe they will. The point is that I have asked for it and I can feel some release once it’s been said. The admitting of wrong, believe it or not, is freeing!
Freedom of the chains that hold us down when we have anger and hatred in our hearts is one of the best feelings in the world. You can do just about anything after that. There are certain people in my life that I think about daily who I miss, who I love, who I once had a [better] connection with that I cannot live without. I want to ask for their forgiveness and I want to forgive them, too. Only then will I be truly happy in my other resolution successes this year.
Forgiveness feeds your soul in the “good diet” kinda way so, eat up and here’s to a year of resolution successes!