My Word for 2023 is Forgiveness

Beth Hankoff
2 min readJan 1

It’s a Gift I Have to Give Myself. Maybe You Should Too.

A young woman is walking on a path outside. Her arms are raised, allowing her bright orange scarf to wave in the breeze behind her. She has long brown hair, and is wearing bright orange-red pants and a white tunic-length blouse. Her face is turned toward the landscape. The background is mostly blue sky, with some green bushes near the ground.
Photo by Aditya Saxena on Unsplash

If you’re reading this, you have been hurt by someone at some point in your life. Think about that pain. Was it deep and long-lasting? Did it get better?

I have noticed that some pain just lingers. It fades over time because new challenges and joys come along to distract me. However, if I look that pain square in the eye, it…

Beth Hankoff

Neurodivergent educator, changemaker, advocate, mother, and follower of Jesus. I write about my life, parenting, education, autism, and mental health.