Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth, then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free. —Shannon L. Alder

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Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth, then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.

SHANNON L. ALDER

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gloria from georgia NOVEMBER 23, 2015
so true

star from im at yoncalla elamentry school (: OCTOBER 21, 2015
so cute

RJD from Valley of the Sun OCTOBER 15, 2015
is always impressed by the emphasis on 'forgiveness' - seems kind of important.


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As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action.  —Eckhart Tolle
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. —Jimi Hendrix
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. —Seneca
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. —Oprah Winfrey
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. —Buddha
You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.  —Michael Phelps
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain. —Vivian Greene
What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else. —Hal Boyle
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me. —Paulo Coelho
Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. —Edward Abbey
Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. —Bruce Lee
The more we share the more we have. —Leonard Nimoy
Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the right stuff to turn our dream into reality. —James Womack
Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. —Indian Proverb

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