Lily Tomlin supposedly said-- Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.
How much energy have I devoted to wishing what was wasn’t? A fraction of that put toward acting in the present, devoted to creating something different in the future, could change the world.
A path of forgiveness must start with me forgiving me. Not a small step. Perhaps the biggest step. I open my heart to accept me being me, even as I reach out to be more of who God intended me to be. I also reach inside with love and mercy. My heart forgiving me, opens me up to forgiving all. And if I can forgive myself and you, then perhaps you can forgive us as well.
May you open your heart to recognize the Godliness in yourself and others.
May you honor the yearning to do and be all that is good without regard to how far you or others may have missed the mark.
May you put aside what cannot be undone, and move to perfecting your world with mercy, kindness, forgiveness, and love.