It is most important to give ourselves a fresh start in the areas that we think it’s time to give up in. In the areas that was have failed multiple times, been less than we were committed to being, and have solid past-based “evidence” that it is extremely unlikely we will change... these are the areas where truly forgiving ourselves and standing in possibility are the most important.
Possibility is the only place where restoration lives. Standing in possibility is easy when things are easy, exciting, and inspiring, and it is a discipline when we find ourselves feeling like we are starting over at square one for the hundredth time. It is doing this work, especially when it is the most challenging, that really connects us to our humanity and our ability to transform and evolve. What keeps us from evolving is not that we can’t, it’s that we tell ourselves we can’t after a certain amount of attempts, rather than continuing to tell ourselves we can.
Today is a day for a fresh start. Today is a day for forgiveness. Today is another day to be willing to do the work of standing in possibility. It’s the work our world needs.