“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.” – Bernard Meltzer
I learned many years ago that forgiveness, and letting go of the anger, frees your soul to be able to look ahead and dream of the things yet to come.
Simply put, forgiveness doesn’t excuse; forgiveness sets you free.
I’ve also learned there are three distinct faces of forgiveness. Each one is wrapped in grace and offers the opportunity for healing, reconciliation and peace.
“Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up” – Rachel Corrie
Sometimes your dreams can get off track because of the constant fires that flare up. When this happens, your dreams get put on the back burner while you tend to the more immediate issues in your life.
Before you know it, your life is passing by and all of your dreams are still simmering on that back burner, with some out of reach because time has pushed them far away.
But beginning today it’s time to get your dreams back on track so you can experience that satisfying feeling that comes from accomplishing something you have worked hard to do. If you are ready, here are seven ways to get your dreams back on track.
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: After witnessing my wife be a wonderful mother for the last 29 years, I know now fathers share a part of their child’s heart; mothers share a part of their child’s soul. I hope this Mother’s Day serves as a reminder that the love of a mother is one the most beautiful things God creates.
“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm
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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.
A note from Alex: Welcome to the final post in the five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage.
The following five secrets have worked very well in my marriage for more than 30 years. Follow these secrets and adapt them to work in your own marriage, and you’ll be on your way to having what we all want – a happy marriage.
2. Meet each other’s needs
3. Learn to resolve conflicts
4. Grow with each other
5. Maintain a commitment to the marriage
Fifth Secret: Maintain a Commitment to the Marriage
This can be especially difficult today with all of the distractions of our daily lives, but it’s important that you put your marriage first. If you’re committed to making your marriage a success, and you know that your partner shares your commitment, there’s nothing the two of you can’t accomplish.