Dear Merciful Girl,
What if? WHAT IF today was the day you chose to stop blaming yourself for choices you have made in the past. Choices that you would make differently today, knowing what you know, and being who you are now. Instead, put your arms around yourself and kiss yourself on the cheek and say,
“We know better now, so we can do better now” . . . and then let it be done, once and for all.
No more shame, no more blame.
Then, what if that made you feel loved and safe enough to take all of the responsibility for those choices and turn them into fuel that will feed your beautiful new life with wisdom and experience?
Wouldn’t that be so much easier, so much more peaceful, so much more loving and merciful, and SO MUCH MORE PRODUCTIVE and RIGHT? Yes, it would, beautiful friend. But you are the one who has to do it. Sure hope you will.
You are so very loved.