Forgiving starts with youself. You must forgive yourself before you can forgive others. How do I know, from my own experience of course. I would beat myself up on days or weeks or months that I didn’t write, made excuses, too tired, not enough time, too busy, too many other things to do. Okay, so what. But I beat myself up about it. Until I realized I was becoming negative. No more, I give myself permission not to wite, or to write, whichever the case may be.

Is there someone you can’t forgive? Someone who hurt you over and over and over? I’ve been there too. It took me years and years until one day, I sat down and wrote him a letter. I poured my heart out for about 20 minutes, put the pen down, and realized all these years later how much power over me that I had given him. He wasn’t worth it. I put the letter into a drawer and I forgave myself for hating him. He no longer has power over me.

Forgiving someone should make you feel better. Do it your way. Journal, write a letter, burn it, mail it, do whatever with it, but in the end, forgive.

The negative energy it takes to hate someone saps you of your strength, your joy, your self.

Start a grateful list and list 100 things that you are grateful for, then do 100 more. I know you can, it only takes little things to make me grateful.

Tomorrow, I will give you a list of things I’m grateful for. You might laugh, but just think about what makes you happy.

What also makes me happy is supporting caregivers. Give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene