Life is an adventure in forgiveness. ~Norman Cousins
I saw this quote yesterday. It struck a chord in me when I read it. I began to think of forgiveness. It’s most likely the easiest thing we can do that is also the hardest thing we can do.
The past few weeks has been a series of missteps for me. I have felt like I have been in a house of doors. You know the kind of place, doors everywhere. You open one and step through it only to find it leads nowhere except to more doors and dead ends.
Having a season like this truly frustrates me. I berate myself and tend to withdraw. I get angry and am not very pleasant to be around. I know how I am. I am not saying this to beckon encouragement or compliments. I am stating a fact.
I love forgiveness. I have experienced it several times in my life. I have asked forgiveness often. I do it regularly with the Lord. I do it just as often with my family and my husband. I have been forgiven graciously by them.
What I have thought of the past few hours since reading this quote is, I don’t forgive myself. I don’t allow myself the grace to make missteps. I demand perfection of myself when others who love me don’t.
I don’t have a solution to this, but I think I need to allow myself some absolution. Mr. Cousins was correct, life is a series of forgiveness, even when we have to forgive ourselves.
Thanks for stopping by today, it’s been a while and I appreciate you. DAF