A lot people wait until they’re death bed to finally forgive and let go. They wait until they’ve been given their last few months and go out to make amends with people, get their affairs in order, tell everyone who is important to them how much they love them. I wonder what would I do if I was told that it was my last year, my last month, my last hour, or last minutes. What would I do? I’ve lived sort of a full life. I don’t exactly recall anyone I need to go and forgive or someone to go love. I have strived to live every day as if it were my last one.
So I’m going to ask you, what are you waiting for? What did you always want to go do? Who do you need to call? Who do you want to reconcile with? What was that argument you had which ripped your relationships apart? Could you do it? Is it important to you? Do you absolutely love your life and the people who are in it? Is there someone to invite over?
This is not a fearmongering or doomsday type message. It’s simply your wake up call. It’s your permission to go and do what is meaningful and important to you (so long as it doesn’t infringe upon anyone’s right to pursue love, liberty and happiness.) I’m serious here! It’s okay to call someone I hurt and say, “ I’m sorry for my actions or inaction.” It’s really okay to take personal responsibility. It’s okay to say, “Can we start over? Can we try again?” It’s okay to say, “I was wrong, please forgive me!” It’s okay to say, “I forgive you, I love you, whatever it was doesn’t matter right now today!” It’s okay to say, “I’m sorry for the words I spoke. I’m sorry I judged you. I’m sorry I let trivial things get in the way.”
See how easy it is? See how easy it is to love your self and then love others? See how simple the process could be? Maybe the other person won’t be ready to forgive or move on, but that’s a reflection of them, and not on you. We can all stop with the guilt and shaming of ourselves and others in the name of being right or whatever you want to call it. I’m telling you, my dear, when the final curtain drops and the lights go out, some things in this life just won’t matter. What are you making a big deal of right now that won’t matter when this life is done? Go ahead and fix it now. Fix it for love’s sake. Fix it for compassion sake. Fix it because you really want to. Fix it because you are ready to move on to other things. Fix it for no reason, but because you can!
Love is always ready to love again. Love is always ready to forgive. Love is compassion. Love is forgiving. Love is getting up and trying again. Love patiently waits and willingly forgives. Go ahead and give out that compassion, forgiveness and love like candy! Just pass it out and give it away to those who matter to you. Give it to the brokenhearted and those in need. Give it freely from your heart. Love is always standing by to love some more. Love is the answer. Love yourself. Love your life. Love is the most important thing. In the end, only love remains.