Grudges. I’ve been known to keep a few. Okay, maybe more than a few. All right, all right. 1,287.

The last half of 2007, all of 2008, and most of 2009 were not good to me. One decision out of my control had a domino effect on parts of my life, leaving me resentful. The greatest casualty of all of that resentment was my well being and my creativity. The latter came and went and all but dried up on a few occasions. A writer without creativity might as well not have a soul.

This cannot continue to happen. I am letting go. I am officially forgiving all those folks who have wronged me in the past, and I asking them to forgive me.

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7 thoughts to “Forgiveness

  • Tanya B.

    It does you no good to hold grudges because

    1) those people aren’t thinking about you

    and

    2) hateration wrinkles the face and there is NEVER a reason good enough to waste the pretty.

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    • Honeysmoke

      I agree. I think I always knew that. It just took me a while to let it go.

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    • Miss Jamee

      Tanya! Those are the best two reasons I’ve EVER heard to let it go. Thanks so much. You have no idea how much i need that right now.

      Much love…
      jamee

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  • Blanc2

    You don’t necessarily have to forgive to let go. You need to remind yourself that you are more valuable than the fools that did you wrong, and therefore that you will devote your energy to you, not them.

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    • Honeysmoke

      So very true. Thanks for the reminder.

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  • Carrie Baird

    This is such a great thought. When I read this, it really hit home. I always hold grudges even the tiny ones! I feel like when I hold a grudge it wears me out! ha I get exhausted thinking about it! I am going to try and do the same thing…forgive and ask others to forgive me as well! Thanks for posting this!

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