Here are a few quotes to help you let go of mistakes and forgive yourself:
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
"Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim—letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor."
"Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude."
"Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation."
"When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive."
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good."
"Just as white light consists of coloured rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness, and power to forgive."
"Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does change the future."
"Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you’ve closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart."
"Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning."
"The most basic method one can use to let go of the past is by looking at it as a learning experience."
"Learn from the past, be thankful for the past, forgive the mistakes of the past, and let it go.
To forgive is to refuse to contaminate the future with the errors of the past."
"When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.
Forgive the past and let it go with great gratitude. It will allow us to embrace the present and future with love, enthusiasm and passion."
"Forgive yourself first. Let go of past hurts and direct your spirit to goodness and hope by having gratitude."
"No one can or will ever feel your pain as much as you. Forgive yourself for the past, seize the gift of the present moment."
"You cannot win your future if you cannot forgive your past."
"Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.’ "
"It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive."
"When you forgive, you immerse yourself in healing waters."
"Forgive yourself for what you think you’ve done or not done. At every moment, you had your reasons for all of your actions and decisions. You’ve always done the best that you could do. Forgive yourself."
"You cannot travel back in time to fix your mistakes, but you can learn from them and forgive yourself for not knowing better."
"Embrace and love all of yourself—past, present, and future. Forgive yourself quickly and as often as necessary. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself good things about yourself."
"Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things."
"Forgive yourself; you are not perfect. Show yourself grace; you are still learning. Show yourself patience; you are on a journey."
"Forgiving yourself, believing in yourself and choosing to love yourself are the best gifts one could receive."
This picture is of our beautiful girls Belle and Montana when they were just babies.