Thursday, August 18, 2011

Good afternoon lovely girl, today we take a big bite of OOPS and serve it up with a side of FORGIVENESS!!
If you're human, and I really hope that you are, then mistakes are going to happen! Sometimes it's about saying the wrong thing, doing the wrong thing, not doing enough, doing too much.....the list goes on and on....and it's all just part of life. Every time we experience a little hiccup we get to decide if we will spend the rest of our days punishing ourselves or doing our best to apologize for our error and move on. Chances are you don't sit around trying to figure out how to hurt people's feelings and disappoint them, and nobody who knows you would ever think that you intentionally messed up.
Give yourself a break sweet friend because if you're taking an active role in your own life then the law of averages tells us that sometimes things are going to go wrong. But I promise that it's not the end of the world!
You are a good and wonderful take such pride and care when it comes to protecting the hearts and feelings of the people around you; but it's time you take care of yourself too! Whatever your mistake might have been, it is time to stop beating yourself up.
Sometimes our very best intentions wind up back-firing and what we thought was a terrific idea winds up heading south very quickly. This was not your plan, this is not something you ever expected to happen and though you might feel horrible, you're going to have to let it go.
Your unconditional kindness sometimes makes it difficult to forgive yourself if you feel as though you have done somebody wrong, but I promise you that your sincere apology has not fallen on deaf ears. You took ownership, you did your best to make amends and now all you can do is know that you tried!
We waste so much time on hindsight....we reflect and regret and wish we could turn back the clock, but dear lady, there are no do-overs, there is only right now and the knowledge that tomorrow is going to be a much better day! So, today is the perfect day to own your OOPS, apologize and then forgive yourself! You made a mistake, and as long as you allow yourself to learn a little something, then I can assure you that in the end, everything is going to be alright! It might not finish out the way you had hoped, but sometimes you need to put a little faith in the fact that the Universe might have a better understanding then you do, and maybe what you thought was an OOPS will one day show up as a really good thing!
Rest easy my friend, it is not the end of the world and you are defined by far more than one or two little bumbs along the road!

TIME TO TAKE ACTION: If you have been carrying around the heavy feeling of regret or remorse for something you have done then it is time to set down the extra baggage, forgive yourself and get back into celebrating this beautiful thing we call life! You deserve it!
Today I wish you the clarity to see past the clouds and bask in the warmth of those golden drenched sun beams reaching right out to warm you!

1 comment:

  1. This is such a lovely and well-worded post. I'm off to face the day with spirit of self-forgiveness.