Sometimes we dole it out heapingly like an overflowing bowl of ice cream for your favorite kid. NOTE: You can only get away with saying this when you have just one, yo.
Other times, we refuse to let it go...like the last phone charger left in the drawer, Capisce?
But here’s the thing: the only way to make sure you’re going to receive some when YOU need it (and BTW, at some point or another, we all mess up and then, correspondingly, need it) is to dole it out to others...even when it’s harder than ice cream that’s been in the freezer for two years, ya dig?
Thaw. Melt your heart. Be willing to let go of the hurt and pain that not being able to forgive causes; especially when the pain is self-inflicted. Learn, atone, forgive, move on.
Life is like ice cream; it’s always sweeter when it’s a little softer.
Ps 32:1b-2, 5, 11 R. (see 7) I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation. Blessed is he whose fault is taken away, whose sin is covered. Blessed the man to whom the LORD imputes not guilt, in whose spirit there is no guile. Then I acknowledged my sin to you, my guilt I covered not. I said, "I confess my faults to the LORD," and you took away the guilt of my sin. Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you just; exult, all you upright of heart. Alleluia Ps 33:22 May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us; who have put our hope in you.