To forgive is to set a prisoner free and to realise the prisoner was you. ~Lewis B. Smedes
I have forgiven not because I wanted to amend relationships but rather to free myself from the seething that burned my hearteach time I reflected on that personthat needed forgiving or the thing I needed to forgive myself for. However! I’m not Saint worthy, those forgiveness is in my heart, there are still a few underlying things the soul refuses to let go. Has it made me bitter? Nope! But it has made me cautious and more aware of my short falls.
We are often let down by the most trusted persons and loved by the most unexpected ones. Some make us cry for things that we haven’t done, while some other ignore all our faults just to see our smile. Some leave us when we need them the most, while some stick to us even when we ask them to leave. This world is a mixture of such peoples. We just need to know which hand to shake and which hand to hold!
If you take a responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to achieve your dreams. Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. But you can develop collaborative, achievement driven relationships. Get around people who want more out of life, who want to make a change, who want to succeed, people who are making things happen! A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.