I question why it is human nature to remember the bad things so well but forget the good things so easily? I am not saying we forget all the good and I don't deny we can suppress negativity, but generally speaking, we do a really good job remembering the little oops in life. Why is this?
I am going to be completely blunt and honest with you. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. Sometimes I even make the same mistake twice. Good golly! But when I do mess up, I realize it and I am sorry....really sorry.....especially if it ended up causing someone hurt. I will go out of my way to make amends and am often the peace maker saying it is all my fault....even if it isn't. This is not necessarily healthy.
It is crazy that still today I hear of mistakes I made as a child or other wrongs I did as a younger adult. It adds no value to current discussions and only opens old wounds. My goal for 2012 is to forgive and forget, to model this great gift. I hope others follow suit because forgiveness truly does make us all stronger.
2012 Living Better Series