Your past is filled with pain. You have fooled yourself into thinking that you are managing the grief, and the pain, but you are wrong. You have refused to acknowledge your past and it has made you bitter and caused you to miss out on all the joys in life. Turn Around...
As Myra thought about what she could do, she received another text from the same unknown number. She read the text and wondered, could this anonymous message be right? She then saw the last sentence of the text and turned around. For the first time, she wondered if she was at fault, and listened to the truth instead of trying to ignore it.
Now, do you see the difference? Happiness, compassion, and hope for the future, or, stress, aggravation, and loathing the present. During your childhood, you couldn't make this decision, but now you can. Choose happiness, choose to let go, to change.
She was met with a sight she had seen many times before, Christmas decorated Rocaffela Square, but it was as if she was seeing it for the first time. All the smiling faces and happy families just enjoying what life had to offer, and lights gave her hope for the future, which was something she hadn't felt before.
I will no longer negatively affect my life, and the lives of others with the pain of my past. I will choose to let go and become the person I want to be, I will no longer let my past define my life.
Myra then walked to her employees' offices and was taken aback by the contrast she saw in the offices compared to the joyous festive scene she saw outside her window. She had never before realized, or cared, how dull and morose the offices looked. She also noticed how stressed and uncontent her employees looked.
You have now learned a precious lesson. I implore you to never forget what you learned today. Never forget the impact you have on the lives of others, and whether that impact is negative or positive, is a choice all your own. I'm very proud of you, and I'm sorry for the pain I have caused. -Your Father
Myra walked back to her office, still thinking about what she saw in her employees' workspace. Then, she received another message from the mysterious unknown number. It was then she realized she had been thinking about Christmas all wrong. Her troubled past did not ruin the holiday, but the way she continued to hold on to the past prevented her from moving on and enjoying the present.
She now realized what she needed to do to correct her mistake. She sat down at her computer and sent an email to all her employees saying that they would have two weeks off for the holiday, decorations will be put up in and outside the building, and 20% of the companies income for this month will be donated to a local charity.
She heard cheers of celebration coming from outside her office once the email was sent, and she felt the happiest she had in years knowing she had caused the happiness. She then received one final text from the unknown number...although she was shocked, she was eternally grateful. For the man, she thought ruined her life, ended up putting it back together. In knowing this, she finally made peace with her past and forgave her father.