To Forgive

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Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting what happened.

I don’t forgive to let anyone off the hook.

I don’t forgive because what the person did was okay.

I don’t forgive to give the person a free pass.

I forgive them for my benefit.

I forgive to set myself free- free from anger and the need for revenge.

I forgive to give myself a gift.

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Forgiving means that I choose to be happy.

Forgiving means that I can feel good about myself.

Forgiving means that I don’t have to think of the person anymore.

Forgiving means that I can walk away- make a clean break.

Forgiving means that I can sever ties with the pain and leave it behind.

Forgiving means I can move on.

Forgiving means that I can feel good about myself.

Forgiving means that I choose to be happy.

8 thoughts on “To Forgive

  1. Forgiveness is a very powerful force. I hope this comment goes through. For some reason, I thought I left it already. Sorry if it’s doubled.

  2. That is the truth! When I forgive I let go. That allows me to not have to think about the person. They aren’t spending any energy on me – no bully ever wakes up and thinks “hmm how could I have made that person’s life worse 5 -10- 15 years ago.” They have moved on so they don’t deserve your time or energy thinking about them.

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