What a bummer to wake up on Monday, knowing that the weekend was squandered. If only there were a rewind button and having the benefit of hindsight, we could go back and reword some of our comments or let some things go or try a different approach to a problem or not allow someone else to treat us a certain way without walking away, our boundaries intact.
And if a weekend invokes those feelings, imagine thinking over a lifetime!
There is no rewind button ~ this moment while I’m writing this, another moment when you’re reading it…it’s all showtime. There is no dress rehearsal. I think sometimes, we forget that. We’re so committed to the idea that an “I’m sorry” can undo what’s been said or done that we err carelessly.
I’m a huge fan of forgiveness and God has really challenged me in that particular area in recent years~ pushing me to my supposed limits and beyond. I believe offering someone forgiveness is biblical and the only way we can move on with our lives minus the burden of bitterness. It’s a critical part of the process in healing and moving on….
but realize there’s a difference between forgiving and condoning. There’s a difference between forgiving and submitting. The older I get, the more I’ve come to realize that offering forgiveness and then separating myself has been the very best thing in some situations. Not surprisingly, the very best thing is not always the very easiest thing. Oh, this thing called life…. and we don’t get a practice run-through. It’s showtime ~ make it count.