Sunday, April 07, 2013
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." Mark Twain
Many of us on this weight loss journey have had life crushing experiences. We may have been traumatized , abused or forgotten. We may have been victims of crime, date rape ,or sadly sick family members.
These acts may have crushed or bruised our spirits. They may have diminished our will. Taken some of the fight out of us. They may have caused us to live life a different way.
A life filled with guilt , shame , sorrow and fear is no life at all. Believe me because that is how I used to live. Hiding and burying sorrow . Because it was my fault after all. I found solace in food ,and hid away from life.
Then one day with a lot of help, I forgave. Oh no not the act . Never that. I forgave me.
Me for living through it, for going forward, for having strength and will power and determination. I realized that the person was not well and I had to forgive to move on. I had to realize that it was not my fault, just something that happens to more people than I could ever realize.
I realized that the rest of my life held hope and promise . By forgiving I set my self free. My attacker could live with the guilt and shame but there was no longer a reason I needed too. I stopped hiding and using food for solace and really started living.
I really hope some of you can do the same . May the rest of your lives be filled with Joy my friends. May you wake up and greet the new day with love , hope and promise. May you see the beautiful world filled with love and understanding that God has created for you and leave the sorrow guilt and shame to the darkness. That is my Sunday morning prayer for you my friends .Because with forgiveness we find love. Hugs