Forgive and Forget (Sometimes easier said than done)
Do you forgive easily?
Or are you the kind of person who keeps a mental score-card? A mental tally that says I remember when this person did xyz thing to me and it hurt me and then xyz thing happened.
Or do you just get desperately hurt from people from your past and, although you don’t have a score card, cannot seem to let go of the pain?
You need to forgive.
Don’t hold grudges.
Did the person change?
Not an ounce.
Did the circumstances change?
Yes, time changes all circumstances.
Did my perspective change?
Yes, I let myself view things differently.
Did I choose to forgive the person for past hurts?
YES, I chose forgiveness!
And that is what made all the difference. By forgiving the person for the past pain I experienced, I was able to see the person through new eyes. By forgiving the person, I was able to find a new friend while simultaneously ridding myself of toxic emotions I didn’t even know I still had inside!
It felt pretty amazing.
How are you holding on to anger? How are you holding on to grudges? What happens if the circumstances have changed? What happens if you just change the way YOU view the other person? What happens if you just LET GO of the pain and LET IN forgiveness and love?
Can you tell that letting go is a theme this week? We have to let go in order to let in and move on. Trust me, it will help you to feel A LOT better!
Try letting go of past hurt and forgive someone today. You may not have the opportunity to see them in person (as I did), but you may still discover you can make a new friend. Or at least find some awesome piece of mind!
Does forgiveness come easily for you?