I’m not sure what you do once you’ve become so far behind in some areas that it’s apparent that you will not catch up, you must start over. It’s one thing if it only affects you and your world but when it affects others, there’s a giant heap of guilt on top of everything else. Do I first do the things that need doing or do I forgive myself for not doing them in the first place?
Poem a Day #23
has become the way I define myself
not that there’s too much to do
but that I’m not doing what I need to be doing.
I need a new dictionary
Susan Taylor Brown.
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Forgive. Walk forward in humility and grace. There is where peace leads.
Beautifully said, Dori. Thank you. Forgiveness is so dang hard when I need to apply it to myself.
Acceptance – the hardest thing ever to learn. We should never go back and have regrets. Just accept who we are, where we are and move forward from there.
What we have not done in the past doesn’t matter it is what we do about it in the future. No actually right now. That will make a difference. That is what will make us stronger.
So forgive yourself for whatever it is you need too and move on. Believe me I had to and it took me a long long time to realise that and by then I had wasted many precious moments.
The most important thing I learnt is to take time out for myself along the way.
There are many things I can’t do right now for many different reasons I just have to accept that and do the best I can or be patient and know that things will work out eventually.
Have faith in your ability to make this happen and you never know where it might lead you.
– Anne McKenna
Thank you, Anne. This is lovely. Hard to put into practice, but I know you know that.
Thank you, Jone. I’m so sorry you are going through the struggle with a loved one. Please don’t beat yourself up too much (easy for me to say, not so easy to do, I know.)