I Believe In Forgiveness

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    Holding a grudge is like drinking poison

    and expecting someone else to die.
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf
    41-45, F
    14 Responses Mar 17, 2015

    Something that takes practice,

    but can be very rewarding in the end.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 11

    I forgive my friends

    for bailing on my birthday celebrations at first because I've just arrived to somewhere I don't even know to a room full of my friends and balloons everywhere, the cutest cake & so many presents SUCH A LUCKY GIRL
    alyssiabeth alyssiabeth
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

    I have had a long reflection on forgiveness

    over the last year. I was done wrong by my lover. In short she slept with someone else although she had promised me she wouldn't. The promise was not asked from her, but she volunteered it. By breaking her promise, she destroyed my trust in her. For the love I have for her...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    Probably the subject I didn't want to write

    about so here it goes... Who has the power over me right now? The guy at work who's just out to make my job harder? An ex wife who seems to be driven by greed? A loved one whom seems distant and doesn't seem to want a closer relationship? As much as my list goes on it doesn't...
    StevieF8 StevieF8
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 20, 2015

    Today I met my father

    for the first time. Forgiveness was impossible to me for this man as a child, but as I have grown up a lot has changed. So today I found myself seeing my father and talking with him for the first time in my life in person. Things between him and my mother were never good after...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 9

    I need to forgive myself,

    i done thing that im not proud off and wish i havent made them, but i hurting myself for what i have done. When i ask for a forgiveness, it heal my soul. I need a fresh in my life. Probably a start where i can do something positive to make me feel good again. I also notice my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    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

    But sometimes easier said

    than done... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eyUfJVqMtO0#
    allycatii allycatii
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Oct 5, 2013

    forgiveness sets you free.

    when you admit you need it, the love of God comes rushing forward into your heart into that space you made with that act of humility- admitting you need forgiveness. humbleness and weakness open you up and up and up to let out your ego hatred cold heartedness and make space for...
    kpl2014 kpl2014
    26-30, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2014

    i forgive my Husband everyday.

    . he cheated on me.. it was very hard at first.. like punch on ur face... so hard thst i shut myself down and pretended nothing happened.. didn't work lonng time like that.. then i faced it.. everyday I accept the fact that he has cheated on me.. he was not what i thought for...
    BohemianSoul BohemianSoul
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    As a black female, i have experienced the

    ugliness of racism as well as the unfairness and dishonesty it births, but i understand Not ALL PEOPLE, are the same. Racism, Prejudices come in all colors.. it does not matter who are what you are, we as a people will never truly escape the true ignorance of those who choose...
    mor2life3 mor2life3
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    I have forgiven the people

    who hurt me deeply. I have forgiven them from the deep of my heart. It have to end somewhere. I want all people to be happy. :). Now I can love , be compassionate and kind to people around me with my whole heart.
    Somexyz Somexyz
    26-30, M
    Nov 12, 2015

    Having friends, or being a friend,

    takes courage to forgive and move forward in life with them, IF forgiveness is reciprocated. When only one side has forgiveness, I think it is abusiveness at the core. Real friends talk it out and are able to accept the others opinion without the difference causing anyone any...
    looking4agood looking4agood
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    I'm a Christian! It's in the job description!

    I'm a Catholic and confession is part of the system. Forgiveness is freely given.
    Banyousbabe Banyousbabe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 17

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    bethccaa bethccaa
    26-30, F
    Feb 21
    purpleturtle5 purpleturtle5
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 21

    Do as you would be done.

    If you want other people to forgive to you, you also should start to forgive.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 9

    I have basically forgiven my ex

    for things he said but still scars are there. On bad days they come up in my mind - things like "why go to church You sin too much anyway"
    delawarelady delawarelady
    61-65, F
    Jan 6

    How shockingly true is this!

    We all sin, yes, but when we look at people that sin differently, we spontaneously turn into faultless beings that despise mistakes....
    ishqelahasil ishqelahasil
    26-30, M
    Jan 9

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    julieccaa11 julieccaa11
    26-30, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    Forgiveness is hard. It does take a lot to

    forgive. We become better peopl when we do...so why is it so hard?
    amisfitlady amisfitlady
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Mar 21

    To move forward in our lives,

    it is essential to practice forgiveness. Harboring negative feelings towards another only serves to cause one inner bitterness. A long held grudge is poison.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    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.
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 22, 2014

    forgiveness is almost always an option.

    it just depends on if the person is truly sorry works to repair what was lost.
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 6

    Everyone makes mistakes.

    Even Pope John Paul II forgave the Turkish guy who shot him. However, I would probably still have issues with someone who shot me. My ex fiancé cheated on me and confessed, so I forgave her. But the relationship was never the same. At least she didn't shoot me LOL.
    gtownguy gtownguy
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 21

    I feel at peace when I forgive.

    ..it's the best thing ever to be able to forgive.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 21, 2015
    AprilClements AprilClements
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 21

    How strong it has made me.

    I have gained great strength in asking for forgiveness. Most fell I am weak because I am sincere and humble. Little do they know. I am strong and bold because to ask for forgiveness takes courage!!!!
    Babeondwy Babeondwy
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

    "Forgiveness is just another name

    for freedom." -Byron Katie
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 8

    Forgive people when you can someday you will

    need someone to forgive you
    justmyself11 justmyself11
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Feb 2

    I have always been forgiving of others

    when asked. That, for me, is a no-brainer. I want people to forgive me when I screw up. What is the point in holding a grudge? It's unhealthy and makes everyone worse off. The two things I have always struggled with are forgiving myself and forgiving people who don't see...
    MuguetDeMai MuguetDeMai
    41-45, F
    Feb 28

    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
    6 Responses Mar 3, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

    I'm a good enough person to forgive you

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

    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
    7 Responses May 28, 2014

    Im done saying sorry

    for the person I used to be. I already forgave myself and become a different person...if people still want talk about the things I've done then whatever.. There's not much I can do. Lol love this so much lol #peace&blessings
    samipee samipee
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 22, 2015

    After many years of holding onto to anger,

    a few years ago I learned the power of forgiveness. I was able to truly forgive some of the most unforgivable acts. I was liberated by the release of emotional weight that carrying unforgivrness in your heart comes with.
    marijoy77 marijoy77
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    Adele is back to Fix your Broken Heart.

    Listen to her new song Hello.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    The world continuously tries to encourage us to

    remove guilt when it surfaces within us. Therapist attempt to help us work through the guilt when what we should be doing is recognizing that guilt is a valid emotion that notifies us that something is seriously wrong and needs to be addressed. When we practice evil deeds...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    Forgiveness might make us look weak,

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

    We shouldn't hold on to hatred.

    We should just forgive and let go.
    puggylovey puggylovey
    18-21, M
    Dec 4, 2015

    I used to. I can't now.

    I'm still angry. You know what it's like to find out your 'friends' have been lying to you compulsively day in and out. Makes me wonder what is true or not at that point. Once a person lies to you that's it the damage is done. Sure, you'll forgive yourself at some point for...
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 6
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses May 20, 2015

    If God can forgive us then

    who are we as humans not to forgive .. The best person is who lives and let's live
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 20, 2015

    Forgiveness is necessary to move on in life.

    To forgive truly other we need to learn how to forgive ourselves first. Cant move on and live life peacefully and happily with the burden of guilt.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 1

    "Until we have seen someone's darkness,

    we don't really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone's darkness, we don't really know what love is." - Marianne Williamson
    TjDee TjDee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015

    I believe in forgiveness

    but I think people confuse it with reconciliation. The two are not synonymous.
    elephantwalk elephantwalk
    31-35, F
    4 Responses May 3, 2015
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