Forgive Yourself

Bianca Sparacino has written some of the most deeply moving and BAM, in your face, wake up and live your life! words I have ever read. The following is a passage which has profoundly affected me and I read it every morning before getting out of bed. Some days it simply helps to reassure me that I’m on the right track and other days it reminds me to accept my past, accept the fact I did the best I could at the time, and forgive myself.

“I hope you have the courage to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, from anything that fails to inspire your mind. I hope you have the courage to grow, to change, to do things differently than what is expected of you, to step back and seek out the kinds of things that ignite passion and excitement within your very bones. But most of all, I hope you have the courage to forgive yourself, for all of the times you did not have the courage to believe that you deserved more than the kind of life you were settling for.”