I lead a network for women called Kinwomen, with two of my best friends. Each month we have a theme and April’s is ‘Forgive’.
In the 18 months that we have been exploring a new theme with women online and on radio, I have never been as challenged as I am this month.
Every quote that I find, every script I have prepared, every blog I have edited, I have been super challenged.
I personally don’t find it hard to forgive people, what I find hard, is how to reframe relationships once they have been broken.
How do I love someone at a distance?
How do I transition seasons and let people go?
How do I respect others, but also put up good boundaries for my family?
How do I stay healthy on the inside?
One of my radio spots this month, I just simply read this poem from Mother Teresa.
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
I walk away from Easter every year and I am challenged in my love walk.
I am challenged by how much I hold onto.
I am challenged to forgive and forget.
I am challenged to move on and not allow offence to take me off course.
I am challenged about doing anyway.
When I get stuck in a place of offence, it really impacts my ability to believe for a better tomorrow.
How about you?