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Forgive – Key 49

            It is impossible to move forward until we forgive ourselves as well as others. Unless we forgive our future is blocked. Refusal to forgive means we have condemned ourselves to a poorer more unhappy life. It means that the past is holding us captive. The hurt and bitterness will continue to grow and fester and will eventually consume us. It will zap all of the air out of the room and leave us exhausted. There is absolutely no payoff for holding on to hurt. Let it go.

            You probably will not be able to forget. Forgetting is different from forgiving. We need to learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others. We need to learn also from the way we handled or mishandled our responses to those transgressions. These are growth experiences if we are willing to accept ourselves and others for who and what we are. We are human beings who make mistakes, who sometimes get things wrong, who disappoint ourselves and others. We are also human beings who most often get things right, who are generous, loving and kind.

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Forgive – Key 49

            It is impossible to move forward until we forgive ourselves as well as others. Unless we forgive our future is blocked. Refusal to forgive means we have condemned ourselves to a poorer more unhappy life. It means that the past is holding us captive. The hurt and bitterness will continue to grow and fester and will eventually consume us. It will zap all of the air out of the room and leave us exhausted. There is absolutely no payoff for holding on to hurt. Let it go.

            You probably will not be able to forget. Forgetting is different from forgiving. We need to learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others. We need to learn also from the way we handled or mishandled our responses to those transgressions. These are growth experiences if we are willing to accept ourselves and others for who and what we are. We are human beings who make mistakes, who sometimes get things wrong, who disappoint ourselves and others. We are also human beings who most often get things right, who are generous, loving and kind.

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Support – Key 6

Be supportive

            Cheer people on. Be a booster. Add your voice. Life is a struggle for most people. Let people know that you are rooting for them. Many people do not have your strength, your ability, your know-how. They need a boost. You can provide that. Give them your enthusiasm. You can make the difference. Sometimes just being there is enough.

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Show Up – Key 4

Show up – Don’t be missing in action. Be where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there. Life will not send out a search party. You are responsible for you. Life is not a dress rehearsal. Be ready to participate. Have your entire person show up – your body, your mind, your will, your attention. Most of us have experienced the frustration of having someone bodily present, but mentally absent. Don’t let that be you.

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