Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I want to build a bit on last week's topic. But first, I want to acknowledge the crazy times we're in. Try to make time to do things that will feel like self care, I know for some people that seems simple because you have a lot of free time now but I urge you to be more purposeful with your self care in these stressful times. Hopefully it will help keep the stress at bay for a few hours.
Now, on to our topic! Last week I wrote about how people are doing the best they can with the knowledge and information they have at the time. While this is definitely true, it can also be true that their best simply isn't good enough. The root of forgiveness is recognizing that the person who wronged you was doing the best they could at the time and realizing that their best wasn't good enough.
I also want to quickly touch on forgiving ourselves, it's easy to get caught up in "I could have done this" or "I should have done that" but realistically, hindsight is 20/20. Forgiving ourselves means realizing that we were doing the best we could with the knowledge and resources we had in the moment that we wronged someone else. This also applies to the moment we wronged ourselves, just because you hurt yourself previously doesn't mean you can't do better for you, and for those around you.
Remember to take care of yourselves this week!