"Without Forgiveness, There is no Future" -Desmond Tutu

Last year was hard (understatement of the year!!), and I expect that many of us made decisions or comments or took actions that we wish we would not have in retrospect. In moments of stress, we often make choices based on emotions rather than logic, and if those emotions are panic, anger, fear, frustration, or even sadness or depression, our decisions might hurt others around us.

Or, maybe you were on the receiving end of one of those poor decisions or comments, and you have spent part of this summer lamenting or stewing over what took place. Being on the receiving end of someone else’s stress induced tantrum or ill-conceived action plan can leave us feeling angry, unappreciated, and maybe even traumatized.