Forgive people in your life, even those who are not sorry for their actions.
Holding on to anger only hurts you, not them.Learning to let go…..I need these words branded on my heart and brain! It seems like I’ve entered some unreal phase of life where things just aren’t letting up….it keeps going and going. Some just call it “the teen years.” To think I was so disillusioned to believe that these years would be enjoyable. Man, was I wrong.
So….deep breathing. Lots of ibuprofen. Find the joy where ever I can, try to stay positive, know this will pass, retirement will come someday with an empty nest….try to enjoy these moments…write a book and sell if for thousands to pay off the ever growing bills of life…..because if I actually wrote it all out – people would think I wrote the best fiction novel around!
FORGIVENESS, REAL. Real forgiveness means looking steadily at the sin, the sin that is left over without any excuse, after all allowances have been made, and seeing it in all its horror, dirt, meanness, and malice, and nevertheless being wholly reconciled to the man who has done it. That, and only that, is forgiveness, and that we can always have from God if we ask for it.
~ C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory