Carey Kish took this photo of people skating on Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park.
It's getting colder today. I have an appointment with Retina Care for treatment today, I hope the shot will help, I'm not seeing very good right now.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power of love.
~Martin Luther King Jr.
We heal through forgiveness and love. We learn to forgive others by learning to let go of resentments. We learn to forgive, often by watching how others forgive us for the wrongs and hurt we have put on them. The Ninth Step is very helpful in showing us how other people are willing to forgive us even before we are willing to forgive ourselves. Over time we also come to learn how to forgive ourselves for the pain and damage we created during our active addiction.
Forgiveness is a powerful spiritual principle. It helps us accept that the past will never be different. Forgiveness frees up lots of our energy so we can direct it toward building our new sober life. We come to see that forgiveness—of others and of self—is an act of love.
From: God Grant Me, Daily Meditations