"Life's Greatest Treasures are Found in Things to Forgive. What a Rich Man I Have Found Myself to Be." Such is the realized Joy of the author as he has chosen to look back at an often troubled life from early childhood through late adulthood. He chose to try to look at his life through Eyes of Compassion, Forgiveness and Love, believing such eyes could see his life framed only within those qualities. Secure in his sense that all persons, experiences and circumstances could and would be forgiven and embraced with love, he surrendered to letting his entire life flow into his conscious awareness, "bad" times as well as "good" ones. The author began to see Things to Forgive as treasures filling a wondrous Forgiveness Treasure Chest. Even the most severe of early life difficulties were allowed to flow into that "chest" to be embraced with forgiveness and love. The author found his own self in that Forgiveness Treasure Chest, the greatest treasure of all to be embraced with forgiveness and love.