Life is full of surprises, isn’t it. Full of chances to make a decision to go down one road while the other road looks just so perfect.How do we make the choices we do? What drives one person to move in one direction while another stays either stuck in the muck of life or move down the road you would not?
Forgiveness is the same way. I like to call it GRACE. In the last two weeks I’ve had to make several decisions to show grace to the ones I’ve loved my whole life. Sometimes, I’ve had to tell myself to ‘show grace’ and it became my mantra to get through. It’s so easy to get angry and resentful to the ones that have hurt us the most and to think that mending that fence is just too impossible. So the silence builds and becomes bigger than life itself. Everyone of us knows what that is like and our inner circle family are the ones that have that extreme power over us.
But sometimes the Universe (in whatever form you call it) puts that fork in the road in our faces on high volume. We have no other choice then but to examine ourselves, our motives, and our ability to show grace. It also can make us recall that love overcomes all of those feelings. Love is all there is…. Love it all that matters… Only love leaves such a mark.
In the end, we have to forgive and show grace to those in our lives that ask for it. To hold a grudge and to remember the hurtful emotions just brings you into that negative space indefinitely. To let go of negativity allows our memories space for the loving memories. And we get a chance, perhaps in this life, to show love and grace, sending those we love on knowing that their love did indeed leave such a mark.