Forgiveness; a strong, powerful word.
Today is a day where we celebrate a man who was a great leader, activist, pastor & speaker, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Browsing through his words of wisdom, I came across one quote, perhaps simple, but one that holds so much truth.
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
Dr. King was a true example of this, he lead with kindness & forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a conscious choice that we must make every day, even when we don’t feel like it. We must choose to see the glass half full instead of half empty. When we are able to forgive we can see the bigger picture. I have a strong belief - and many of you may disagree here! - That (almost) everything happens for a reason. We are granted experiences in life that we must learn from and grow from. Learning to forgive is one of those many life lessons.
I myself have had to learn & choose forgiveness.
When we feel that our hearts have been violated, our natural tendency is to close up, to not trust. To protect ourselves from the dangers that can be inflicted upon us by others.
But here is the thing… there is power in forgiveness. When we forgive, we release energy. We set something or someone free.
Most importantly we set ourselves free.
Love, Light & Gratitude,