When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.
True happiness and freedom comes when we understand deeply that we have no control over what ultimately happens in any situation. Of course we have our intentions and do our best making choices and taking actions but thye results are not in our hands. So we meet the situation as it is ready to take the next best action ♥
Family does not mean: keeping secrets, walking on eggshells, lying to keep the peace, pretending others are healthy when they are not, tiptoeing around the truth, attending events that derail myu healing process, defending poor choices, engaging in toxic behavior, remaning loyal to destructive patterns, or sacrificing my needs in an attempt to fix or save others.
Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right.
Don't judge people for the choices they make when you don't know the options they had to choose from.
If I waited until I had all my duck in a row, I'd never get across the street.
Sometimes you just have to gather up what you've got and make a run for it.
No matter what people think of you, always keep singing your own song.
In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.
When something bad happens,
you have three choices:
let it define you,
let it destroy you
or let it strengthen you.