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Forgiveness and Finding Meaning in the Dark

This life is full of darkness and light. Without the dark, we wouldn’t know the light. We shouldn’t fear the dark, but it is important to know how to avoid getting stuck in it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Finding my way out of the darkness meant finding my way through forgiveness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Forgiveness of those who hadn’t asked for it. […]

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This life is full of darkness and light. Without the dark, we wouldn’t know the light. We shouldn’t fear the dark, but it is important to know how to avoid getting stuck in it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Finding my way out of the darkness meant finding my way through forgiveness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Forgiveness of those who hadn’t asked for it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Forgiveness of those who I might not feel deserve it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Forgiveness of those who never even knew they wronged me.⠀


And the hardest and most important of all…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Forgiveness of MYSELF.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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For all the times I wasn’t perfect.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For all the times I didn’t measure up.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For all the times I hurt the ones I loved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For all the times I let myself down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For all the times I had disappointed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For all the times I didn’t try my best.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For all the times I tried but failed anyway.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For all the times I judged others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And for all the other things – big and small – that make me human, but that do not make me unlovable. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With that forgiveness, comes the light. Little by little, the rays creep in until soon you are basking in the bright, beautiful rays of love and you finally feel at peace. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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