I once heard forgiveness to mean, ‘giving up the hope that things turned out differently.’ I firmly believe in forgiveness as it is one of the foundational bricks in building a stable house of unconditional love, with ourselves and others.
I recently noticed that I had been forgiving others and forgetting to forgive myself.
So, it is time to forgive, again. I forgive myself because:
1. I am human and I will mess up.
2. I am not meant to be perfect.
3. Sometimes I can be crazy, mean, selfish, rude, inconsiderate, vengeful, resentful and unkind but I am working everyday to be a better person.
4. Having negative traits doesn’t make me a bad person.
5. Everyday I am a different person and I want to embrace who I am today.
6. In forgiving myself, I can forgive others.
7. Unconditional love begins with me.
8. Projection and blaming others is stifling.
9. Internal growth begins with me.
10. The past has already happened and I can’t do anything but apologize where necessary.
11. I forgive because now that I know better, I will do better.
12. I choose to remove anything in the way of my happiness.