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.
“Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.” ~Unknown
Remember when you first learned to drive a car, ride a Bike or use a computer? Everything is complicated until it becomes easy. Doing any of those things took concentration, the willingness to learn and determination. Building character works the same way, it’s difficult until it becomes easy. The goal in character building is to exchange enough bad habits for good habits; but to do this you must know what’s good, what’s not and when to do good.
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
~Roy E. Disney
Making a decision and sticking to it may be one of the most difficult things you will ever do but it will also give you the power to trust in your ability to make the necessary decisions to keep in you line with your goals. I had to grow into my decision-making skills, I’m still not an expert and don’t think I ever will, my decision fatigue kicks in every time. It wasn’t easy but life happens when we least expect it.