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Forgiveness and Happiness | Summer of Self

by Cindy Ratzlaff

She knew it was time to take the first step on the journey toward happiness by forgiving herself. ~ Queenisms™

When we beat ourselves up over past mistakes, we hold ourselves in the past. It’s like being shackled to a big boulder and we can’t move forward.  We have to forgive ourselves because we did the best we could with the information and the tools we had at our disposal at the time. Perhaps we learned something. Perhaps we don’t deserve to stay in the past, hurt, afraid, wounded and unable to grow.

Isn’t it time to forgive yourself and move forward to fully embrace the woman you are becoming?


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4 Responses to “Forgiveness and Happiness | Summer of Self”

  1. Kathy says:

    just found this blog and LOVE it- as I find myself entering this second half of my life, I have let go of something, yet this post reminds me that even though I have made the positive change, I have not forgiven myself therefore I’m not moving forward to be a better woman. I have been sober for 18 months, going through rehab in May 2011. I am a completely different woman, yet I am haunted by reminders of that past version of myself- the one that hurt and neglected family members, the one that put herself and others in harm’s way, the one that embarrassed the crap out of herself. What a better thing to do than declare myself queen of my new world! Thank you for a place to hear and share with other great queens!

  2. Joyce says:

    Boy am I guilty of doing this. Thank you for the reminder to forgive myself and live in the present. Enjoy joy the wonderful life I have.

  3. cindy says:

    We all need a reminder now and then Queen Joyce. Thank you so much for being here as part of this community.

  4. cindy says:

    Queen Kathy, You are a brave, bold warrior. You are doing something many people never do…facing a challenge head on and winning, one day at a time. We are in awe of your courage and we’ve got your back. Those haunting memories are a gift. They remind you of what could happen again if you forget to care for yourself. You are a living, walking, wide awake example of the power of daring to walk through the challenges to get to the other side. We’re standing and cheering. Can you hear us?

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