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.
Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities.
We are all the same. We all have a degree of toxicity in us, I believe in chemistry between people, whether in a personal relationship, professional ones or intimate relations; you may be a great influence for certain people but toxic to someone else. Just as you may not add value to the lives of some people, there are people who add value to your life and there are those who don’t.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
There was a young man walking down the street and happened to see an old man sitting on his porch. Next to the old man was his dog, who was whining and whimpering. The young man asked the old man “What’s wrong with your dog” The old man said, “He’s laying on a nail”. The young man asked, “Laying on a nail?, Well why doesn’t he get up?” The old man then replied, “It’s not hurting bad enough.” Les Brown, Live Your Dreams.