In misery, we all find ourselves with one hand on the steering wheel while the other hand has the keys. In misery, we all find ourselves one move away from everything that’s been holding us back.
In misery, we all have that nagging urge to drive away.
Perhaps, we could.
We have total control of the decisions we make. We could drive away and watch as the past disappears from the rear view mirror.
We could raise our hands, admit defeat, and for once accept that we simply haven’t found what we’ve been looking for.
But as we decide to put the keys into ignition, we ask ourselves one last time, is driving away the solution?
If we drive away, will it make us feel any better? Will we feel less lost?
Some people say yes and so they go, start the engine, and drive as fast as they can away from the misery. But to me, braver are those who take a deep breath instead.
Braver are those who choose to step out of the car and walk back inside the house.
Braver are those who decide to try again. Braver are those who have all the reasons to leave but don’t. Braver are those who give second chances. Braver are those who decide forgive.
Because forgiveness is a decision you make. It’s something you remind yourself of–everyday if you have to.
And it’s not easy.
Trust me, I know.