“All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art ~ (Jorge Luis Borges.”
Wow, how do you like these words by Jorge Luis Borges? We are the sum of our experiences. If we love ourselves, we have our experiences to thank for shaping us, making us stronger, tougher, more resilient, and more loving. It’s a good reason to forgive those who’ve hurt us, they’ve been great teachers.