We all make mistakes, fall off the wagon, gain back the weight we've lost (or some of it), but the best thing we can do is forgive ourselves. We need to look at what we've done wrong, and find what we can learn from our mistakes, but then we need to let it go and move on. Holding on to the guilt and shame will only hold us back. Each day is a new day, a fresh start, a new chance to get things right, to move on and work toward what (or who) we want to become.
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I think that forgiveness is the key to happiness and that is the key to being a positive person in general. It all starts with forgiveness. The ability to forgive ourselves when we make mistakes, the ability to forgive others for things they do that hurt us, and knowing that god forgives us helps me control my own happiness making everyday positive for me.
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