It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Chapter 1, Page 7, Book 21


When you forgive, you heal.  When you let go, you grow.

Author Unknown

January 7th - forgive and let go 

There is no peace without forgiveness. 

Marieanne Williamson

How wonderful it is to discover that when you forgive another, you are in fact healing the wounds they left in your heart.  Love is the source of all life , it is the glue that holds everything together and to love is to live and to live is to forgive.

When we forgive, we liberate ourselves from the chains of resentments and bring peace back into our lives.  When you forgive, you become free, free from the mistakes of the past, free from pain and suffering and from the things holding you back in life.

Through the act of forgiveness we return to life, and return to love.  By letting go of resentments we take back the power and we go from perceiving ourselves of being a victim, to realizing we are powerful creators.  The events of the past belong in the past.  What people did or didn’t do to you, back then is just a memory and a memory isn’t more powerful than you yourself are. 

When you let go of resentments and forgive, you no longer give power over you to anything or anyone., not even painful memories. You step into your own power.

In the end it really don’t matter what others did to you or how life treated you, all that matters is what you do with whatever life sends your way. How we choose to respond to the dark situations and painful interactions that come our way.

When we make a decision to embrace a forgiving attitude and let go of resentments, we make peace with the past and heal our future.  Just as the sun does not turn dark because of the clouds passing by, in the same way we shouldn’t turn bitter just because so many people are are.  When your inner peace is more important than keeping score and getting even, then you are free!

There is no such thing as a perfect human, and we humans make mistakes.  It’s a part of life. When we understand this, we can’t help but forgive everyone, including yourself, for mistakes are a part of life of we human beings.

We’ve all made mistakes and we all deserve forgiveness.

Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves.

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars.  You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.

C.S. Lewis


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Please pray for healing and peace in our country.

jack69 said...

Yes, Yes. Great advice, but very hard for some of us humans to live by. Most of the time we must be shocked into reality.
As always, love from us to your house.
Sherry & jack

betty said...

I've said this before, I will forgive but I necessarily won't forget and immediately put 100% trust back in that person. Someone has to earn their trust back from me by their actions but forgiveness is always given when asked for it and even when not asked for it.


Martha said...

Sometimes harder to do than others but I totally agree!

Susie said...

Forgiveness will lift a weight off your heart. It's hard to do at times...but it really only hurts the one carrying a grudge or anger. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Mevely317 said...

Like Betty, I can forgive - but will never forget.