“Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past can be changed.” – Oprah Winfrey
In my 20’s, if you did me wrong, you were forever on the “List”. Now, I could always continue to be cordial, but forget about enjoying the full benefits of my friendship. I always equated forgiving someone with weakness or accepting the wrong that was done. Yesterday, a dear friend provided a different definition and of course, it was defined by Oprah. As I let the definition penetrate my mind all night, I realized that there are a few things in my past that I would want to change. And the things I would change have nothing to do with the names on the list. In fact, many highlights of my life have resulted from the “wrongs.”
Is it possible that at 35+, I could have yet another major breakthrough? All of these years, I have allowed the wrongs to consume me at times causing inefficiency, anger, and depression. I realize that this has blocked the flow of positive and creative energy and have stifled the growth of becoming the being I desire and am destined to be. So, it’s time to start forgiving and forgetting! I’m so looking forward to this new journey. I’m still not sure how I’m going to get there but I’m ready to take the wheel and start driving.