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It’s a New Year! Yet, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and love is lurking around every corner with a chubby cherub pointing an arrow at you. In my previous blog post, “The Power of Forgiveness”, I wrote about forgiving and letting go. It can be especially difficult during holiday times like Thanksgiving, Christmas and defiantly the “Big Love Day.” If you’re single, Valentine’s Day can put you in a place of bitterness and you’ll want to have an, “I hate Valentine’s Day” party. I can almost guarantee that as you read my previous blog post, you may have said aloud to yourself, “I’ll forgive, but I ain’t forgetting!” Or maybe you muttered, “I know I need to forgive, but I don’t know how.” You may have also said, “I forgave, but how can I let go and move forward?” The list of thought provoking questions could go on. And, believe it or not, I’ve asked myself the same questions, and then some. I’m not going to say that I have all the answers, but I do have some insightful thoughts I’d like to share with you.
Forgive- is defined as to grant pardon for or remission of (an offense, debt, etc.), to cease to feel resentment against, or to give up all claim on account of; remit (a debt, obligation, etc). This is a powerful 7 letter word and so is let-it-go. This is for all women: whether curvy or straight sized. At some point and time in our life we have all been hurt, hurt someone, been heartbroken, or have broken someone’s heart. We all have a story, and we all have a past. However, can’t let our past control us. If we keep looking behind us, how can we move forward? Think of it as driving a car… If we keep looking in the rear view mirror we’re going to continuously keep going in reverse. What I want you to do is shift your gear into drive and press on the brake and leave whatever is holding you back behind you. Let-it-go! If you don’t let it go the un-forgiveness will turn to bitterness and life is too short to live being bitter, cold, and callous. Remember forgiveness doesn’t mean to forget. Forgiveness means moving forward and once you do, don’t go back. I want to leave you with these words, “when something bad happens you have three choices: you can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”