We are human. We all make MISTAKES.
Some mistakes are small, and we can just keep going, because they were just a hiccup. Some MISTAKES are HUGE and they change our lives FOREVER.
If we didn’t make mistakes, we wouldn’t be human. Right?
Hmmm. So, what do we do about it?
We can’t stop making mistakes. As much as we’d all like to be perfect, we aren’t. Our mistakes are inevitable.
I think our only choice is to accept it. Try not to make as many as we did the year before, learn from them, and move up. Eventually, we will make less mistakes. Eventually, we will learn. Eventually we will have acquired WISDOM. If we are bold enough to achieve it.
I’d have to say, after reflecting on this idea for a long time, that my biggest mistake is un-forgiveness. It is the one thing that had the ability to seep into every crevice of my soul. It spread like a wildfire, and destroyed me. Not just the me that was, but the me I wanted to be, and eventually the current me. It took everything, and left nothing.
Gasping for air, beneath the heavy weight that un-forgiveness held over me, I let go.
I let go of the reasons that stopped me from forgiving… I released the pain that I thought would protect me, the insecurities that I thought were healed, and the fear that I thought was my shield. Once the false reasons were stripped away, and it was just me, I was powerless. I thought.
The crazy thing is this: I was more powerless WITH un-forgiveness than I was without it.
Once I let it go, my strength came back. A strength from within. A strength that became a gift. To everyone I forgave… including myself.
It became a gift because it was first gifted to me…
In essence, then, it is the ultimate re-gifted gift.
It happens when we all make MISTAKES.