They say time heals all injury, sorrow and bitterness in our life. Maybe, but I know, know from my own experience it takes more than just time…Read more.
TIME HEALS BUT FORGIVENESS MAKES YOU WELL
I’m along in years now, elderly, and like all of us my life has had its ups and down. Life is never easy for any of us. Loved ones leave or die and we feel a horrendous loss like a part of our heart, our life has been ripped right out of us. Someone gossips about us and spreads rumors without knowing all the facts or twisting truth taking things out of context and injecting their own conclusions and it tarnishes your good reputation. We over-extend our self financially and end up with financial issues that cause us grief much to our distress and at times, our embarrassment.
We all sometimes make bad choices or others make bad choices and we get hurt, emotionally, physically, financially and even spiritually. Sometimes we find it difficult to get beyond the pain, the grief, the hurt, the anger and the frustration that is left behind in the wake of the injury.
Sometimes we can fix it. More often we can’t and we have to just pick up the pieces and move on. It is not an easy thing to do but time heals, if we let it. This is when you need to truly live just one day at a time; don’t cling too yesterday and don’t project the future, just live today. It is all we really have anyhow, just today. We can’t go back and change one single moment of the past. It is over and done with. We do not know, cannot know what the future holds or even if we will see a new tomorrow. None of us know that. We can hope and dream and even plan for days to come but we cannot know what tomorrow will bring until it becomes today.
Eventually, after a few days, weeks, maybe even a few months, depending on what the situation is, the immediate pain subsides. The anger, the feeling of loss or the embarrassment eases and slowly fades into the shadows of your mind. Time heals but it also has a tendency to leave scars behind. Too often we find our self hiding behind those scars. With withdraw into our own shell. We stop truly communicating. We over-react to a look or a comment that we might otherwise blow off or simply ask, “Did I hear what I think you said,” and ask for an explanation…and worse we refuse to let go and we dwell on all the hurt.