Monday, December 31, 2012


     As I look at the close of one year and the beginning of the next, it makes me a bit nostalgic.  I look back over the events of my life and come to understand that things happen good, bad or indifferent that has molded me into the person I have become. More importantly I have learned forgiveness. I am not going to get all religious because that is not who I am. However, I have learned that forgiveness is very powerful. It has allowed me to shed years of unnecessary guilt, hurt and angry. Theses are all very negative influences in my life. I have been working very hard to replace the negative with a more positive mind set. And believe it or not it has greatly helped. Do I still get angry or hurt--sure, I am still human but I have learned to forgive either myself or the ones that have inflicted the anger or hurt. It then removes the negative feelings, I can let go of them and become more positive person.

     The hardest step in forgiveness, is forgiving yourself. Wow, that is huge but after that it becomes easier.  A lot of time is wasted carrying around unnecessary guilt and hurt.

     I don't have long in this world and I'll be damned if someone is going to ruin my last years. So it is better to have peace in my heart than discontent.

     My new year's resolution is none---that's way to much pressure and I don't need the guilt when I fail at a diet or what ever.  Don't get me wrong I have goals and will achieve them but I refuse to buy into something that in the long run becomes a pack mule of guilt.

     I love my family and friends as they are the bedrock of my life. They bring my great joy and happiness. They are what makes living worth doing from year to year. They are sack full of nuts but who doesn't love a Pecan Roll* every now and then!!!


*Southerners will get that!
Please watch this video-The Gift of Forgiveness