We are all individuals, unique but connected through a myriad of unseen links, and any action we take can cause a ripple effect neither intended nor necessarily understood. It’s one of the reasons why I personally love working for Smile TV Group. I know that through writing these blogs, I can help further the message of joy, and even if only one person reads it, I have made a positive influence that will expand outwards and onwards.
No one is perfect, and I know I’m no exception to this cliché. You see, I’m hard on myself, probably too hard, and truthfully everyone is at times. Take, for example, myself today. I overslept by several hours (despite having more than a dozen alarms set and going to bed early in the night) and awoke seeing that I was already an hour late to work! Yikes! Here come those stress endorphins, anxiety brain chemicals and asthmatic shortness of breath into play!
Of course, everything worked out, and there was no need for my body to go into that crazy fight-or-flight response, but it does. And it does so because I work hard to always be early. Not just on time, early. The goal is between 15 minutes and a half hour to every appointment, meeting, day at the office, interview, etc. I go to these crazy lengths because I don’t want to be stressed out while traveling, and I like having a spot of time to briefly meditate before exiting the car. Due to this quite insane process over the years with many people I have built up a reputation as prompt and reliable, and just like the next man I would never want to let anyone down.
But still every now and then I oversleep, or I may say the wrong thing, or forget a key detail, or just flat-out forget some key important thing. You may have a similar issue, or one entirely different, but the reason why I’m writing this is all the same regardless. We all have to give ourselves some absolution from guilt, especially when its over something small and in the past. There’s simply no point in holding on to that guilt another day.
So think of me as the Governor, and I’m granting us all a Pardon. You are forgiven. Say it with me; “I forgive you, .” The blank is meant for your name. Lets say it again; “I forgive you.” It doesn’t matter what it is you hold onto; we all have something that we must let go of and forgive ourselves for, but in order to move past it, we have to believe that we are worth it. Let me tell you that we all are more than worth it. Sometimes in our day and age, it’s difficult to believe something without outside validation, and should that be the case let me end this blog with the words: