While browsing the Internet today, I came across an article on self-forgiveness and it struck a chord with me...So for today's post, I thought I'd share some thoughts about this important human quality.
We are self-critical beings, aren't we? So hard on ourselves sometimes. We all mess up. Inevitably, we all make mistakes.
It's tough to forgive yourself. But we need to learn from our mistakes and move on; the world moves on. And we need to move on with it.
I remember one time when I was a little girl I did something that I felt really guilty about - it took me years to realize that "you can do something wrong while still being a good person."
Self-forgiveness is a journey, and it can take time...
"We say of some things that they can't be forgiven, or that we will never forgive ourselves. But we do - we do it all the time."
-Alice Munro, author of Dear Life
I really loved that. Honestly, what a relief.
This quote is one of the most popular quotes by Alice Munro, Canadian short-story writer and Nobel winner, and perhaps it's because it's so true.
Happy Friday, folks, hope you enjoy your weekend. Have a great one! xx