The best conversations
begin and end with Izzy —
whole days spent chattering away
his golden eyes gleaming back at me
curled up in his bed, meowing —
a knowing between us
What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to forgive?
Forgiving myself. I did some things in my 20s that I am not proud of and bore a lot of guilt and shame over them for years. It’s taken nearly a year in a 12 Step program through Celebrate Recovery (if you have one in your area, I highly recommend both CR and their 12 Step program. It is Christian-based.), and nearly a year with a therapist to finally be able to forgive myself. I honestly believe forgiving yourself is the greatest thing you can do for yourself.