I'm glad to be back here again.
Following last week's post about resilience, this week has been one very much of reflection.
I had the news I had hoped for, but as always it wasn't clean cut.
As with so much in life so many can be affected, directly, or the ripple effect.
This week I've thought a lot about one word.
And I've thought about the impact of unintended consequences.
And so I've come to think about forgiveness.
And how important it is in all of our lives.
That you have to always remember a person's strengths.
As you shout at them for not appearing to understand how stressed you are.
That you may need forgiveness.
Because as a rule you try to do the right think.
From time to time everyone fails.
And then, what about, when you do offer forgiveness,
For something which questions every ounce of your moral being.
But you understand forgiveness to be the right thing.
The only thing to ensure that someone does not fall deeper.
Only years later to watch as forgiveness is not offered in return.
Not to you.
But in a 'pay it forward' kind of way.
And unintended consequences may result.
And so many become affected, directly, through the ripple.
Health- mental and physical affected.
Wellbeing- the ability to see the truth, the ability to remember who you are.
This week has been tough.
Midweek I imagined my word would have been 'bittersweet'.
But now, now possible consequences and outcomes are understood.
And on the basis I cannot imagine why anyone would seek these consequences, or the outcome.
I have to at least have faith in my belief.