Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. – Hannah More
There’s a reason it’s so difficult to write about forgiveness. It’s not an easy action to tackle. It incites the most vulnerable of our emotions and requires us to accept and acknowledge occurrences that are often so hurtful we would rather not think about them at all. Though often this single action, the act of forgiveness, can be so cathartic for us that it can provide the means to discover new things about ourselves and the life we’ve been holding ourselves back from.
This Christmas, the idea was to write a very heartfelt and emotional post on forgiveness. A personal account about how learning to forgive has enriched my own life. Only no matter how many times the words have been typed, retyped and then deleted, none of them seemed quite right. Which in the end only led to the conclusion that maybe forgiveness is one of those things that I have yet to truly understand, something that still needs to take place within my own heart before I can write about it with any true sincerity and insight. The truth is this is the most honest about the subject matter I can be. I don’t understand it. It scares me. It makes me uncomfortable and still confuses me. Though, for the first time in my life, I also think I am at the place where I am ready to learn how to forgive.
Instead of a tearjerker about learning how to forgive then, my challenge to you this Christmas is to consider your own feelings towards forgiveness and maybe even think about if you are ready to let go of some of the bent up frustrations and emotions you’ve been holding onto yourselves. There really is no pressure if you choose not to. It just occurred to me the other day that maybe learning how to forgive could be the greatest gift I could give myself esta Navidad… if for no other reason than to simply enrich my own life.
I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas with all of your loved ones! ¡Los Quiero!