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I Believe In Forgiveness

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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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    hey all ! ... this is important

    and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i expected people will help me out from my heart broken stage and yes to maximum extend people helped, thanks a lot... then i began...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M Jul 22

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    Everyone has their shining moments,

    and everyone has those moments where they act like a complete jackass. I encounter a lot of haters in my daily life, and sometimes I feel so defensive about the things they say, and I judge them based on the way they speak to me. Then I remember back to the last time i was a...
    necxo necxo 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 28

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    Forgiving does not erase the bitter past.

    A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. Lewis B. Smedes
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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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    This is the first step to healing.

    .whenever someone does me wrong, the first thing I do is say "I forgive you, it's in the past" because it honestly is!! Trust me when I say I've had my share of pain, I understand what it feels like to just stay angry all the time..holding grudges is like punching yourself in the...
    YoursTrulyLina YoursTrulyLina 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I've just been rejected harshly

    after trying to apologise to someone. At what point do you turn around to someone and ask him/her to forgive you for all the harm you might have caused. Unforgiveness is like slapping yourself in the face hoping the other person feels the pain. Its like a prison with keys into...
    toufie1 toufie1 22-25 Sep 30

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    Yes I forgive those who have done wrong to me

    and have been forgiven by those I have wronged.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 17

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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 9 Responses Dec 7

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    Theres a lot of wrong being done in the world

    because people think theyre beyond saving, they could never be forgiven. But im here to tell you, we can forgive one another and it is possible to heal from hurt. I think it begins with forgiving ourselves when what we do doesnt come out exactly right and let go of the idea of...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Here are forgiveness tips

    and adaptive coping strategies you can use every day: You don't need to talk to a therapist -- venting hurts and resentments with a trusted friend or family member can be beneficial. Writing down your hurts and resentments in a letter can be a form of commitment. Then trash or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 28

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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 ..
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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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.
    Gettingout72 Gettingout72 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I think people misunderstand forgiveness.

    Humans live in a perpetual state of projection, we project our feelings and our expectations on to other people and we expect the world to bend and shape itself around us to fit our own thoughts and emotions, but this is simply not healthy nor good. Forgiveness is not given to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 9

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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

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    There was this gal who I thought was a good

    friend. She was probably 10 years older than me, but I enjoyed talking with her. She ended up dating my boyfriend's brother and come to find out, she told the brother I was a party girl. So naturally, he told his mom this out of concern. I didn't know any of this until her...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 14

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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

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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...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F Oct 16

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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 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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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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    Seldom do I forgive because I do my best at

    staying away from any area where I would have to apologize.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Aug 30

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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

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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

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    6ABEBABE 6ABEBABE 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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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 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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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    adeleccaa adeleccaa 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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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

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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 3 days ago

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    And I will forgive everyone here

    for not wishing me happy birthday today lol
    WigginsEP WigginsEP 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Difficult, but sometimes vital.

    If I couldn't forgive certain events from my past I’d not be here. Feeling constant anger over something is incredibly draining, and incredibly self-destructive. Certainly, I can’t forgive everything that’s ever happened to me. I don't think forgiveness comes that...
    morea morea 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 8

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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

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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

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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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    Forgive yourself and others.

    Not for them, but for you. Hanging on to hatred, hurt, anger, it will slowly put out your light. Your life force. Let it go. You don't own it all. Apologize for your mistakes, forgive theirs and move on. SSometimes it's a matter of convincing yourself you have forgiven. One...
    kbetweens kbetweens 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Hashshlinging hasher!

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

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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

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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 10 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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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 1 day ago

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    Before I went through an experience

    that challenged me in ways I never thought possible, I would have said I couldn't forgive. But then I found out what it means to say you truly hate another human being. I hope I never feel that way again, it was awful and all consuming. It also caused more harm to me than what...
    hannahj26 hannahj26 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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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

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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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    Has anyone ever heard the saying: "Forgive

    and forget" ? I live by that quote and it practically leads my life.
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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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

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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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    TheHurting TheHurting 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    if you don't forgive,

    there's more weight to your shoulders. why carry more trouble than u already have? grudges drain your energy, i don't bother. forgive and move on
    basedgodschild basedgodschild 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Our 29 Year Age Difference!

    We meet on AgeMeet.com , I am 21 and my boyfriend is 50. We were friends for a couple years before we got together, we have been together 3 amazing years and he's my best friend and the most wonderful boyfriend! We have a lot in common believe it or not, we want the same things...
    amanda198812 amanda198812 26-30, F Dec 9

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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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    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

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    Every one deserves a second chance ,

    I I will always give them that chance !
    spiritualape spiritualape 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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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 b