Last Thursday, my husband and I made a 9 hour round trip ( in one day) to close the chapter on an incident that happened to me 4 years ago in a rest stop in Virginia. Thursday was one of the longest and most intense days of my life. I’m not going to talk about the details, except to say, I am glad that I can now put it behind me.
There are times in life that you want to scream because you are so damn frustrated. Perhaps, like me, you’ve had something happen that changed your life forever. In my case, I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I’ve asked myself a thousand times, “What if I had not stopped at that rest stop and just kept driving?”
I realize now that asking myself that question is not going to help me in any way. It is not going to fix any challenges that I am dealing with. It is not going to make me feel any happier or help me face the future with a positive attitude.
I can’t change the past.
All I can do is accept it and move on.
I think I’m ready…..
Two quotations that I, personally, have found very helpful:
“Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.” –Lily Tomlin
“I think a big part of letting go is holding on to something else.” –Jon Acuff
Wishing you healing, in body, mind, heart, and spirit…
Madelyn…I like both of those quotations. They really do help!
Thanks for your kind words.
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It is really difficult to move on but there are ways that we can do in order for us to forget the things that happen in the past. Quotes about moving on can help.