We achieve inner health only through forgiveness—
the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves.

[Joshua Loth Liebman]

I was thinking about the new year and resolutions. Then a thought crossed my mind. What if I meditated upon growth-producing concepts and let those enrich my life instead of deciding what I think I ought to do and driving myself nuts trying to do it? I knew immediately that the first concept for meditation has to be forgiveness. I’m not young. I’ve learned from experience that forgiveness is for me the most important process in living a balanced, productive life.

I did achieve my resolutions last year. I quit smoking about February, have exercised regularly (at Curves) and weigh the same as I did when I quit smoking. Not gining weight delights me. I could make a whole list of things I’d like to achieve this year but do truly think a year-long attitude-changing exercise might be more productive. I’ll focus on the process of forgiveness as my January exercise. Meanwhile, happy new year my friends. KMM

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