In 2015 I learned…that I, even I…have limits. I learned that You. Cannot. Do. All. The. Things. Most important of all, in 2015 I learned to rejoice in that which I can do…to revel in the possible…while still striving to do just a bit more.
In 2015 I learned a valuable lesson about forgiveness. When we forgive, it sets us free…even when the other party chooses neither to acknowledge nor to accept our forgiveness. I’m sure you’ve heard the story about how holding a grudge against someone is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die? Forgiveness is the antidote. It isn’t easy to do…but it’s worth doing.
Mind you, 2015 was a very difficult year. Two family members died. Others experienced some serious illnesses…and struggles with addiction…and more. It was learning the lessons I mentioned previously that gave me the strength to endure the trials while appreciating the small joys along the way…and one of the greatest of those small joys is the birth of my newest great-niece:
|Miss Rebecca Jervoise Alexander|
This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday prompt…hosted by the amazing Kristi Rieger Campbell of Finding Ninee.