Happy Wednesday, dear readers. I want you to know that I will be posting November’s story time very soon. I just need a little more time to finish writing it.
In the meantime, here is another Quoting the Quill post. Today’s quote is about forgiveness, something I feel is important in living a happy, fulfilling life.
Nothing could be more true. In situations of conflict or wrongdoing by yourself or others, I have come to find there are two options: You can go on holding that grudge or punishing yourself, or you can forgive yourself or whoever wronged you. If you choose the first option, that guilt and anger will weigh you down everyday. It won’t get any better. It will fester and grow until it has poisoned every part of your life.
The second option is harder, but in the end, more fulfilling. If you can bring yourself to let go of that guilt and that anger, things will get better. I personally find it easy to forgive others, but when it comes to myself, I will carry that guilt until I can hardly stand it before I can forgive myself. I’m not sure why that is, but I find it infinitely harder to forgive myself for mistakes or wrongdoings. Maybe it’s because I know I should have known better. One thing is certain though. If you can bring yourself to forgive, things will improve. It might not be immediate, but in the end, you will be better for it.
As John Green said, forgiveness is the way out of the labyrinth of suffering. Forgiveness is the string we all carry with us in this maze we’re stumbling through, if only we can remember to let it down to guide us out.