May 12, 2011
by Rechell Williams (author's profile)



No matter how often or how long ago I made the mistake, it's never too late to correct it.

Even a tentative step toward light is better than remaining in darkness. Mistakes, including persistent ones, don't define me unless I just want to believe they do. Although many of my patterns have been long term and perverse, no one can succeed in recreating their spiritual self. Making the same mistake does not justify feeling hopeless. Nothing prevents me from changing course. What small step can be taken now? This day—in fact, even this life—is not lost as long as there is still a moment left to begin again.

Rechell Williams III
Corcoran State Prison, CA


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Puccesca Posted 13 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 13 years, 1 month ago   Favorite
It might be surprising to know that your message is a promise of redemption to someone outside, but it is. So many people make such terrible mistakes in their lives, and it is so easy to give up in despair. But you are right - it's never too late to work on fixing it, and that is a better solution than just giving up. Thanks for your post, it has helped me to clarify a big problem in my life right now - one that seems huge, but now I see that it really isn't. I'll survive no matter what. I wish the same for you.

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