It’s summer and I’m hot. If you are pregnant you get double hot points. And when I’m hot I get cranky. I don’t want to do things like be the grown up in my house. I want my children to feed themselves while I lie on the couch in front of the fan. And I don’t want to do the hard things, like have uncomfortable conversations. But I’ve had a lot of those in the last month, uncomfortable conversations that is, in almost every area of my life. I know they are important to have or things fester, get more uncomfortable. Or I push feelings down hoping that the more I stuff, they might disappear. But I know stuffing more into my laundry basket doesn’t make the laundry go away, so why would stuffing more emotional gunk make my yucky feelings go away?
As we look at Sections 3 and 4 of the book, I feel like this was the time in my development where I needed to step up into grownupville. I needed to take charge of where I was headed and be responsible for my own gunky feelings. And I needed to forgive.
Watch here as I talk about forgiveness.
Let’s keep talking about difficult conversations and the need to forgive. Not for others’ sake, but for our own. When has forgiveness been part of your story?