I’m exhausted but want to take a moment to say that today I am grateful for forgiveness. Every time someone says something which triggers a feeling of pain in me, I try to forgive them. When I trigger pain in someone else, I hope they can forgive me.
But the forgiveness which I most need is forgiveness of myself. I am grateful that I am learning to accept that there will be moments when my choice of behavior does not conform to my goal of meeting others’ needs; and I’m grateful that I’m learning to forgive myself and to allow myself to move forward.
Forgiveness carries me through some tough times. I don’t excuse: but I can forgive. And through forgiveness, I can find peace.