There are times when I become overwhelmed by the past and face a deep regret for mistakes I once made.
Unfortunately, I cannot take back my past.
I cannot right those wrongs once committed.
Today, I know that I must make my amends by choosing to act differently in the present.
Remorse is a reminder of poor decisions I have made, poor choices on my part.
Some of these choices were made with a clear intent in mind and some were absolutely accidental.
Now is the time for me to make a living amends each day and right the wrongs of my past.
If I have harmed someone, I should make every effort to apologize.
If I cannot apologize, I must right my actions in the only way that I can by choosing to behave differently, better, in all of my relationships today.
Remorse is a guide, a moral compass, that helps me to move forward on my spiritual path by reminding me what type of person I want to be today: kind, honest, humble, and responsible in all of my dealings with others.
“Dear God, forgive me my past wrongs and help me to move forward with integrity.”
Best to you for the New Year, DD. Thank you so much for all of your help this year. I am looking forward to staying in touch. My best to you and your family. And re: this post … I can’t agree more — and you are helping me, and many others, move forward!
Happy New Year Patricia! I’m here! Just remember that 🙂 Let the past go… get ready for today and the future ahead…. you are doing it! 🙂 D.