The moment I signed up for the challenge, I knew I would use the word FORGIVE and that somehow violet(s) would be involved.
I read the above quote for the first time a few years ago and it literally took my breath away. I read it over and over and over again because it struck such a very deep cord within my soul.
From little lapses to big blunders, it's extremely important to forgive ourselves and others.
Our capacity to make peace with another person and the world, depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves. -- Thich Nhat Hanh in Living Buddha, Living Christ
When it comes to others, I don't hold onto anger or carry grudges [much]. When it comes to mistakes that I have made, it's much more difficult to let go. I know I am not alone in this ... so many of us beat ourselves up over things we should have said and done but didn't, and those things we did say or do that we wish we hadn't. Forgiveness is a gift we need to give ourselves so that we can let go and move forward with the business of living our lives beautifully, peacefully and with a healthy heart.
What word(s) would you/did you choose for your wellness?