Often it's said we can be bitter or we can be better. Today I choose not to be bitter, for my bitterness will create more reasons to be so. As I rethink my past, forgiving myself and others, I release myself from the damage of old wounds. My clinging to old hurts might inspire sympathy for a time, or even temporary support from others. But it will not inspire invitations to start over, from other people or from the universe itself. I can have a grievance or a miracle; I cannot have both.
I place my grievances in the hands of God, and pray for deliverance beyond my attachment to bitter wounds. I let go of my grasping at what I cannot change, and pray for a miracle to release me from my pain. I surrender all thoughts of judgment and revenge, that I might now be free.