Since early childhood, I was the victim of bullies. Bulling, in my opinion, is a heinous crime, that was never addressed as such when I was growing up. Both bulling and child molestation were brushed under the carpet by embarrassed parents. In the late 1950s, early 60s my parents did the best they could. I hold no grudges, for they didn’t know how to cope with these issues. BUT now both issues are being taken seriously, with consequences. I am glad about that and hope we can continue to stand up and speak out. Something I never felt really comfortable about until I was a very matured adult.
Let go of regretting words left unsaid, and actions unexpressed. Also forgive yourself for words and actions done in haste. We are only human, and everyone makes mistakes. No one is perfect.
Most situations are survivable. Remind yourself of this the next time you’re on a terrible blind date, have a tedious project to complete, stuck in a boring job, or attending a never ending holiday gathering with toxic relatives.