Someone Needs Your Forgiveness, And It’s You
On day two of the 12 Days of Crysmas, the focus is on forgiving yourself. Surprisingly, it’s not something we do, though it is beneficial to our everyday lives.
Day Two: Forgive Yourself
Every day that we get to spend among the living is a new opportunity to do things over and move forward instead of backward. We do not have to wait until Monday or a new month or new year to decide we want to do things differently. At any moment, we have the power to change the course of our lives and it begins with a decision to want to change.
As we prepare for a new year and we begin to set goals for 2018, it is important that we leave the things of 2017 behind. There is no reason to carry old baggage into a new year, especially if you’re expecting something different to happen. It is paramount that as we enter into 2018, we do so with a clear mind and an open heart.
The first thing you should do to prepare for the best year possible is to forgive. Forgiving others who have done wrong against you is great, and necessary, but more importantly, forgive yourself. The focus is typically on extending forgiveness to everyone else, but when’s the last time you actually forgave yourself for something? Whether it was for doing something you said you wouldn’t, acting out of character, or simply acknowledging that you’re having a bad day and it is okay, we have to forgive ourselves for the things we’ve done and for the things we’ve allowed in our life.
It’s time to do things differently and move into a new dimension of your life, but first, forgive yourself for whatever it is you need to forgive yourself for. It is okay to make mistakes; we are not looking for perfection, but progression. As long as you continually offer forgiveness to yourself and work hard to make changes in your life that is all that matters.
Keep going. You’re moving in the right direction even if it seems slow.