Forgive this one thing . . .

13Dec12

If you are like me, you need to set a reminder to forgive yourself.

If you are like me, you get too caught up in getting everything done, and done right, that you don’t give yourself room to be wrong or to come up short – you don’t give yourself permission to be human. Forgive yourself this one thing: that you aren’t perfect.

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I know it isn’t easy.

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

It is especially difficult to forgive yourself.

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” – William Blake 

But for your peace, give yourself permission to be human. Give yourself permission to make mistakes.

“Pray you now, forget and forgive.” – William Shakespeare (King Lear, Act 4 scene 7)

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If you are like me, you need this forgiveness, and need to be reminded that it is in you to seek and find this peace.

If you are like me, you fail at this too sometimes (a lot of times)

But this movement is new, and you have a decision to make: to be human, or hold yourself to some unreasonable standard.

You didn’t do anything wrong, so stop punishing yourself.

If you are like me, this is your reminder.

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