An Aside about Forgiveness

Forgiveness is going to be a topic for a much longer discussion at a later date, but there’s something I do have to get out of the way now.

I’ve spoken to those involved already and they know how candid I intend to be, so no one is going to get ambushed. But what I want to address specifically is this: any of the hard topics I cover that involve other parties? They’re all forgiven, and vice versa. Every one of them. That is going to come as a surprise to some, because there’ll be some discussions that are going to be unbelievable in a very literal sense. You will not believe what I say. That’s okay; it won’t make it any less true. And everyone is forgiven. Them, me, everyone. So please bear that in mind and be gentle in your thoughts towards them and towards me.

I’m not going to shy away from difficult subjects. I’m long past the point in my life where I can keep pretending I have my shit together because oh man I do not. One of the most humbling things I’ve learned recently is I’m pretty much the only person I fooled into thinking I was coming across as “together”. Yeah, no. haha no that’s… yeah no, man. I’m a fucking mess. I’m broken and tired and sad.

The good news is I see it. I’ve never really given much thought to self awareness but lately life has handed me a few situations in which I either took a long hard look at myself or I was going to founder and lose it all. Look carefully and honestly and you’ll see it in yourself, too. That’s when the real work begins.

Short post but this was never meant to be a long one. We will explore the power of forgiveness once I’ve laid some of the foundation of what I’m trying to do here.

I love you very much. No matter what life throws at you, always remember that. Someone loves you.

Please be kind to one another. Give someone you love a hug, and pour all of your love into it. Tell them how much you love them without saying a word. Those are the best hugs on earth. If you’ve never gotten one, hit me up at a Con or something. I’ll lay one on you, no charge. We’ll talk more about hugs at a later date, too.

Lower your shoulder and wade in.