Forgiveness, a piece of the journey in the puzzle of life that can be difficult from all angels, but so vital for well being.
While forgiving others and yourself are two very important aspects of forgiveness there is one step beforehand that can potentially throw you for a loop.
Admitting you may have hurt someone you care about in the first place.
I think if you ask my parents what the most stubborn feature of my personality was growing up, admitting that I was wrong is up there high on the list, if not number one. However it had also been one of my biggest lessons in this life, learning to take a good look at my own actions, owning them and then apologizing for them.
Asking for forgiveness is critical, but we must admit we misspoke, misstepped or hurt someone in the first place to do so, intentional or not. And, while it’s a difficult concept to swallow, it’s incredible growth when you realize the bridges it can mend and the peace it can bring into your life and to those around you.
Forgiveness is freeing, but remember to take a good look at yourself and understand that in order to take that jump we must first step into responsibility of our own actions.
Be honest with yourself and others and you will find peace in your heart 🧡 Have an amazing day!