It’s the beginning of a new year and most folks have been repeating their, “New Year, New Me” mantras on social media for the past few weeks. New perspectives, new opportunities, new….friends?
Maybe. But does a new year mean it’s too late to address old hurt in your friendships?
If there’s one MAJOR lesson that I learned in 2017, it’s that it’s not too late to say, I’m sorry”. *insert Adele singing Hello*
Personally, those two words are some of the hardest for me to say. I never learned how to apologize as a child and it’s been ROUGH teaching myself how to do so as an adult. However, I know that not learning isn’t an excuse and I have to be more proactive about how I respond when I (un)intentionally hurt someone I care about.
So, with this in mind, I want to encourage you to right any wrongs that you may have carried over with you from 2017. Make amends and set yourself free. Lingering hurt only holds you (and others) back.
I wish you love, peace, and forgiveness in 2018!