God, what would you have me say and do today?
Be forgiving today.
Allow yourself and everyone you encounter
to be human,with all the frailties
and shortcomings that are part of being human.
Be gentle and compassionate with your failings,
and understand those of others.
Know all are doing their best
in any moment.
Remembering that all things are done
out of love or as cries for love,
find it within yourself to be a soft place of love.
Let go of hurts and past wrongs
done to you or by you.
Today offers an opportunity to grow.
Each act of forgiveness-of letting go-
is a step along the path
of your continuing spiritual growth.
Each failure is a lesson
from which to grow.
So, be gentle.
All are learning.
Today, let the things that happened yesterday,
or years ago, be where they belong-
in the past.
Claim a new beginning in this new day.
Remember that being human is not easy.
Be gentle with yourself.
Breathe deeply. Breathe easily. Let go. Forgive.
Live in the light and freedom
of unconditional love today.