Saturday, August 23, 2014

#inspirationmovement-Forgive Yourself

Sometimes, we do things that are just not right. Whether it's breaking someone's heart, breaking someone's bone, or just making a mess out of everything, it just happens. Not every person on the planet is perfect, so time and time again this situation is bound to come up. We then find ourselves with feelings of guilt, and wonder whether or not we were the ones to blame. I bet as you sit here reading this, you'll find something that comes to mind. I'm just that awesome. Anyways, I'm going to say this now. You've got to forgive yourself. 
Recently, I've been struggling with that very subject. I've been in the wierd state of mind where I blame myself for things that are really not my fault. I can't tell you where that all came from, because I don't know myself. However, I can tell you that the feeling sucks, and I've been in a state of either crying most of the time, or sitting in bed just thinking about what happened. I also took to calling Gabriel, who told me 'You've got to forgive yourself.'
It's safe to say that we are our biggest critics. Whether it's when we stare at the window for hours trying to be perfect, staying up for hours trying to craft the perfect paper for English class, or trying to get that 4.0 we are a society that is obsessed with perfection. With social media being one of the more dominant things nowadays, we constantly begin to compare ourselves with others. It makes us become even more criticial on ourselves because then we feel like we can't screw up. So, when we do we often don't realize that it's okay.
But you've got to forgive yourself. 
If you're dealing with a feeling of guilt or something I want you all to listen to me. I want you all to know that it's okay to make mistakes. No one is perfect, and no one should expect you to be. I want you to know that it's okay to make these mistakes because you'll grow from them. At the end of every day, you should realize that you're an okay person and it's okay to sometimes do stuff that's not okay. Even good people do bad things at times. Forgive yourself, and go easy on yourself because chances are you didn't screw up everything. You may have to life with the consquences, but that's the product with any decision that you make.
As you start this Monday Morning, I want you to take it easy on yourself. Chances are, it's not going to be so bad afterall.


  1. Natalie, this is an important post. You are so right. No one is perfect. It's in our mistakes and missteps that we learn the most. Well said.


    1. thank you for the compliments! I agree with you. I think it's important to think about that, cause we are really too hard on ourselves.