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I Believe In Forgiveness

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    Why build up and hold on to all the anger you

    have towards someone else, in the long run it's only going to hurt you. Forgiving someone doesn't mean that you go back to being friends with someone again, it means that you have moved on and have learnt your lesson. Love makes the world go round.
    elenorr elenorr 18-21 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I did something I thought I'd never ever do!

    ! 3 years ago I lost my brother in a car accident. He was killed by a drunk driver!! and when he died, a part of me died with him. I was so mad and hurt that the drunk lived and my brother paid the price for his actions. well last year I found out, that a person who was so...
    keke1432 keke1432 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I miss my kids so badly I can't

    even think about them without breaking down. So I just lock it up because it hurts to bad. My baby Tyler will be 3 this Tuesday and Travis is gonna 7 on the 26th. There growing up so fast I just hope all goes well and they will finally come home in march
    chelseaandjohny2 chelseaandjohny2 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    'When ever any man transgresses against you

    or another, presently consider with yourself what it was that he supposed to be good, and what to be evil, when he transgressed . For when you know this you will pity him and have no occasion either to wonder, or be angry at him. For either you live in the same error and...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    We all mess up from time to time.

    End up hurting someone....causing someone to cry at some time or another....they may have even hurt us...,maybe to the point where we feel we should walk away from them forever. But nobody is perfect. And in the end when we mess up we apologize. And there we are....standing...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Forgiveness not only means something to the

    person being forgiven, it also means that the forgiver is ready to move forward with that person again. I’ve heard a lot of people say they’ll forgive but they never forget. My personal opinion is one has nothing to do with the other. Forgiveness is acknowledging the fact...
    KLMKitten KLMKitten 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    The Truth Of Forgiveness

    People often associate forgiveness with closer. Not realizing that forgiving someone does not mean forgetting what they have done to you. I do believe in forgiving those who've done wrong to you but do you blame me for not forgetting what they have done to me. The human mind...
    SilentStoryteller SilentStoryteller 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    Forgiveness

    Let go of old grudges. Be strong. Love. Forgive. Live on.
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    to a certain degree. there's always

    extinuating circumstances but with the big oopses. once is a mistake twice is a habit. I can forgive but forgetting is another story
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    No matter how hurt I am,

    I still choose to love you. I forgive you.... Still remember? If you lose yourself, I will find you!!!! You are my clarity!
    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Forgiveness might make us look weak,

    but the weakest person is the one who holds anger, hatred, and revenge.
    saritahaj saritahaj 16-17, F 7 Responses May 2, 2014

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    I've learned forgiveness is possible

    and makes way for growth and love. Before I go any further I am going to make a disclaimer: this story will be a short novel about my life experiences as it relates to forgiveness. Growing up I had a particularly conflicted relationship with my father. There was abuse...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    I recommend the movie "An unfinished life" -

    very well done about the importance of forgiveness.
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    The Gift of Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is a gift we give to others as well as ourselves. We all have our reasons for doing the wrongs we have done to others.  Likewise we have beliefs or perceptions of wrongs done to us and why.  We cannot see into the heart and mind of those we...
    LowBottom LowBottom 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    Forgiveness...

    I believe there is so much power in forgiveness. Simply saying " I forgive you" is easy, but really letting go of the bitterness, and resentment, hard feelings that may still linger is the hard part. There have been so many people in this life that I have had to forgive. Some of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    Change your life by forgiving those

    that hurt/harmed you. I love this vid on forgiveness > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4tl_AAxQao
    InnerCalm InnerCalm 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    I was abused severely in every way imaginable

    growing up in foster care . I was abused from birth u til I was 14. When I was adopted. I forgive everyone who ever hurt me. holding all that hurt and anger inside got to be too much for me.
    tylerlh tylerlh 18-21, M 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    In Order To Live In Peace We Must Forgive..

    We have all been betrayed and hurt by others. Some of us have been terribly abused, neglected and dehumanized. Through these experiences shame, guilt, anger, self hate, mistrust and other horrible feelings emerge and develop. This is hell to live with. We become locked in a...
    ElitaElle ElitaElle 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    I know it is hard and it may sound

    counterintuitive, but I try to empathize with those that have hurt me, I try to dissect their motives, what could be going wrong in their lives that cause them to do hurtful things, I remember to practice it in everyday situations. The hard part is forgiving when the pain has...
    Tapatia3 Tapatia3 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    In my life... I have had a lot of things taken

    from me, or have been hurt by people that was suppose to be there to protect me, has a lifetime of hurt with trusting the wrong people. For a long time I held onto bitterness and resentment, only recently (last year or so) i have started to truly forgive (ongoing process) in...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    I Forgive You

    It's taken some time for me to get there and it's not always easy but yes I believe in forgiveness. Forgiveness isn't for the person that hurt you,forgiveness is for you. The person that hurt you could careless about the pain, the anger, the bitterness and sadness they've caused...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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    Bus journeys are always

    such a great way to elude oneself from everyday life. There’s something comforting about putting your faith in someone else to take you to your destination as it means you don’t need to worry about where you are in those moments before. This gives you time to reflect and...
    sinnersinseattle sinnersinseattle 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Forgiveness Is The Merger Of Self And Others

    Be kind to yourself and you will find it natural to be kind to others.  Forgive others and you will naturally forgive yourself.  This is the essence of happiness.  It is liberating to recognize that we are connected in spirit and identity with those who hurt us and...
    jimmyblue jimmyblue 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    I have had people question me about forgiveness

    when I say that one major aspect to healing from being hurt is to forgive those who have hurt you. So I hope this will clarify and help to bring some understanding of what forgiveness really is. When someone has hurt you, its like something has been planted inside of you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 21, 2014

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    Everyone has transgressed against someone else

    at sometime; therefore, everyone is liable to retribution. But think of the madness that would ensue if everyone were to 'get even' with those who had wronged; it would be instant anomie. Forgiveness is not about being a push - over its about utilizing your rational capacity as...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    Don’t live your life with hate in your heart.

    You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.” It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.” Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate...
    serachii serachii 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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    sure, in a perfect world,

    I'm very forgiving. it's just that my heart and my head have a hard time with the forgetting part. sure i forgive but the chances that you'll ever be welcomed back like nothing has changed isn't likely. i don't give many chances, so if i do give you one handle it with care...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I Found Forgiveness

    Well first, I'll say that the personality I've exhibited through EP has been more like the person I wanted to be than who I really was, but I recently took a step towards becoming that one I want to be. I guess this blame I had on my conscience was what was holding me back...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    i believe in forgiveness

    because God likes this...i know its difficult to forgive someone who makes u hurt but believe me i have experienced that by forgiving u will feel lighter ..
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    norahmarlin norahmarlin 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    No need for revenge. Just sit back

    and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves and if you're lucky. God will let you watch.
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I believe in the power of good

    and positive over evil and negative. I believe is striving to be a better person.
    Dotbar Dotbar 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    I'm a good enough person to forgive you

    <3 But I'm not stupid enough to trust you again
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I believe in forgiving people

    because it can ease a bit of your stress. It has for me. I do not believe in forgetting the wrong they did to you because they are capable of doing it again. So once you see their true colors, you can forgive them from afar. A friend of mine a few years back was dating the...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    WaitingForSuperman WaitingForSuperman 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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    Hashshlinging hasher!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bigbootyno2 Bigbootyno2 70+, T 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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    What purpose does it serve to hold a grudge?

    To embrace all that negativity like a hoarded treasure? How is that a good thing? I watch my mother do that. I watch my husband do that. I listen to them rant about being the victim of a slight 30, 40, 50 years ago and use that to justify their unwillingness to connect now...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Life is hard, I'm not going to lie

    and you will get hurt by the people around you especially from those you love but the important thing is to forgive. Show those people that your better than that. I always say that life is about taking chances and moving on in life. Everyone reading this is special in their own...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2014

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    I love reading through my old journals.

    I was just reading a page I wrote when I was going through the rough patch.. To think it all started when I met you on sucha beautiful day under the sun, dancing at a festival where the band was playing... And then thinking about the day everything between us ended, and I was...
    26andgoing 26andgoing 26-30, F Dec 18, 2014

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    Yes I believe! But there's a

    but already, you can't change whatever happened but you can move on, and it never be the same as use to be.
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    http://www.familylifeeducation.

    org/gilliland/procgroup/CorrieTenBoom.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMn0QNdiuGE Those two links both have to do with forgiveness. The top one is about Corrie ten Boom, a survivor of the Ravensbrück Nazi concentration camp. The second is a song by my favorite singer...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 16, 2014

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    We all do mistakes, sometime we mess up.

    Nobody is perfect, its better to forgive people for what they did. Its a great satisfaction. But if its happening again and again or intentionally, don't forgive :P
    mike15121 mike15121 22-25, M Jan 11

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    Hey mom, it's been a long time

    since we've seen each other, and even longer since we've spoken. I was 17 when I moved out, you said nothing, when Chrystal died and you showed up at the funeral, you said nothing. Ty says that you never talk about me, and when he brings me up, you act as if you've heard nothing...
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    My Journey Towards Forgiveness

    I have been thinking alot about forgiveness lately and have truly been inspired by alot of things I have read about letting go of the hurt and anger and allowing yourself to heal. Moving forward on your journey and not allowing bitterness and anger to control you. We often think...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 31 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    I realized life comes with problems!

    !! I know I'm only 15, and already I've been through a lot some kids my age never had to go through. I also realized people have it worse? There's always someone with a more difficult situation than you. But that still doesn't change the fact what happened to you! As a human...
    Jazmyn12699 Jazmyn12699 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Being Forgiving Does Not Mean Be A Doormat

    I think Forgiving someone does not automatically exclude you from saying No, I am done. Saying no and saying you are forgiven can go hand in hand. It simply says, yes i will forgive you, but i will not allow you to hurt me again. I think that forgiving someone, and allowing them...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 8 Responses Dec 3, 2012