I'm grateful for forgiveness. I'm grateful for the weight that is lifted by the simple act of forgiveness. I'm grateful to forgive others but also for forgiveness of myself. It seems it is easier to forgive the ones we love who have hurt us than it is to forgive ourselves for the hurt we have caused. In trying to live in love, I find it heartbreaking when I learn I have hurt someone else. And it is so easy to feel that guilt and judge myself for causing that pain. But in stepping back I must recognize that I too am human and make mistakes and I too deserve the forgiveness that I so readily give. So today if you are with a heavy heart and are holding any guilt upon yourself for something you have already made amends for, I invite you to release it. I invite you to share some of that beautiful love that you have for others with yourself. How can you begin to release your guilt? Have you already been forgiven by the one you hurt? Even if you are unable to receive that confirmation of forgiveness from them, it is time to forgive yourself. You are too precious and too loved to carry this weight. I'm so grateful to forgive myself today for any words I have spoken that came from judgements. I'm grateful to forgive myself for acting in a way that did not reflect my heart. And I'm grateful for everyone that is brave enough and strong enough to release their own guilt and give themselves the forgiveness they deserve that provide such a beautiful model for me. Thank you
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.