Forgiving yourself takes time

Give yourself a break

I started my birth day by breaking my favorite coffee mug.

Once upon a time, I would’ve been kicking myself for hours, days even, for my clumsiness and stupidity. But all I did yesterday morning was let out a short string of colorful words and phrases, clean up the mess, and get on with the business of celebration.

Age brings perspective, and I have now amassed a goodly amount.

So will you. Just wait and see. And try to be more forgiving of yourself in the meantime.



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Noel Holston

Writer, photographer, horticulturist, international music icon. Lives in the South. Email Noel at