I’m not sure when I realized the importance of FORGIVENESS in my life – but it’s helped to save my life.
Although I previously confessed (A2Z2016 – Decisions) that I have struggled with making decisions, I can honestly say it’s NEVER the case when it comes to mentally letting someone off the hook. I don’t stay angry long; however, I am swift to deal with most situations on the spot. This is one of the traits my mother always admired about me.
I also had to realize quickly that not everyone is able to respond to situations and circumstances the way I do. Also, it doesn’t make me a better person than the next – just different.
If you offend me, I let you know most times immediately! Then I move on – depending on the outcome of the situation. If it’s REALLY SERIOUS, we start the process of analyzing, interpreting, and communicating resolutions. Yes! Sounds Corporate, doesn’t it? Well, that is where I learned over the years that communication is 2-way and there is always a solution.
I also learned to quickly check my EGO. Now, she can become a BEAST if allowed to go untamed! Once I get her under control and I still feel something inside (feelings are tricky), I simply FORGIVE and move on. This is when I achieve FREEDOM!