It’s been a big year for me. 2013 has been a year of forgiveness, a year in which I’ve learned to come to terms with what is and what will never be. It’s a year in which I’ve learned to be still and find the Divine in all situations and people. That’s a pretty big deal for me, because I’m a big “rail against the unfairness of life” girl. Like most people of Mediterranean descent, I wax noisily if not eloquently, hands waving, voice rising and falling. A lot of sound and fury.
But this is the year I went deep inside and found the peace in forgiveness. This Louise Hay Forgiveness card sat on my office shelf in clear view for a long time, reminding me of how far I’ve come and how good it feels.
Today is my sister’s birthday. I haven’t seen or spoken with her in almost 4 years. This wasn’t my choice, but it certainly was something the Divine put in my path as an opportunity to learn and grow, and finally, yes, that happened.
It’s funny how the lenses of compassion and understanding provide such clear insight, not only into this situation, but all of life.
In the end, there is only love. That’s what it’s all about. Love.
Perhaps this was a lesson I was finally ready to learn. Perhaps the teacher only comes when the student is ready.
And so, I wish my sister love, light and happiness on this, her birthday.
There are no better gifts to give anyone, including ourselves.