The most powerful thing about the internet is the connections we make through it.
The other day, troubled by an old grudge (seriously, it just never goes!), I randomly typed a few words in a search box. Google is a good place to look for life’s answers. Well, not really. The more accurate thing to say is it’s a good place to find others looking for the same answers.
And this is what I found out:
I am not alone in my pain.
There are thousands of people who have felt what I feel and are trying to forgive themselves and the people around them.
Sharing helps, even with a stranger. Maybe more, because strangers cannot judge you.
Everybody struggles with forgiveness and acceptance. It’s human nature.
Life is hard, and a lot of people have it harder than me. Some wise soul said that if you could see everybody’s pain, you would grab your pile and hold on to it.
There are lots of fools like me, feeding their worries into search boxes around the world, and expecting an answer!
And sometimes, for no explicable reason, it helps.