Dear Oh-So-Human Girl,

Whether it’s a bad decision, a broken relationship, a very personal struggle, or an addiction that seems to just keep coming back . . . a regret, or something that feels like it’s too late to fix . . . no matter WHAT it is, we must choose to forgive ourselves EVERY SINGLE DAY.

If you’re a human being, you’re going to make mistakes.

How can we expect to move forward in joy, to grow into who we are meant to become, or to restore the parts of ourselves that feel lost if we are stuck beating ourselves up?

You must forgive yourself for not living up to your own expectations. It’s time to cut yourself some slack.

YOU are loved.