Forgiveness is a process but is also very rewarding. Forgiving myself is the first step I need to make when it comes to asking others for their forgiveness and proceeding with forgiving others. The progress I have made with making amends makes forgiving myself easier as the days go by. I feel gratitude when I know I’m able to forgive myself and others for any wrongs doings. I remember taking everything personally and not wanting to process the situation, the behaviors, or the actions I took with the way I felt. I lived a life of blaming everyone and everything for how miserable I was. But now I am able to reflect and this all began with being willing. Forgiveness isn’t just rewarding, its freeing myself of negativity. Its letting go of bad blood and moving forward in life. Forgiveness has given me progress with my loved ones, the people I hurt most and had pushed all my difficulties onto. Through all of it they only wanted a better life for me and this I can now understand. My recovery began with willingness and accepting the fact, and working the steps have helped me gain emotional freedom.