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I Believe In Forgiveness

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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 3 Responses Mar 20

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    What I Believe And Learned About Forgiveness At first the theory, the thoughts, the things I believe. Then one real example from life. --- I believe that there is no fulfilling...
    Dreammmer Dreammmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 26

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    A Gift To Myself - We are humans, and we do make mistakes. Love is also forgiving and understanding.   There are many imperfections in a loving relationship, but the...
    MyNameIsCecilia MyNameIsCecilia 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2010

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    Forgive and let it go because holding in to something only hurts you more in the end.
    lostsoul9011 lostsoul9011 22-25, M Feb 16

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    I will forgive you. I may not forget if you hurt me.
    Heidi75 Heidi75 36-40 1 Response Jan 25

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    Forgiving The Unapologetic - I forgive when people do me wrong, every time; but I don't stick around some depending on what they did. I have been told many times since I was a...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 14, 2012

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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...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 31 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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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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    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...
    YoursTrulyLina YoursTrulyLina 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    She Likes Watching Me Screw Up - I started working for my Dad a couple of months ago and although we've titled my role Office Assistant I have to know pretty much how everything...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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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...
    SilentStoryteller SilentStoryteller 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    Forgiveness, The Birth Of Happiness - I recently commented on one's experience and someone prompted me to post my comment in hopes of encouraging others, so for you I truly hope...
    westcoastboy westcoastboy 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    My story is super long I hope someone can Help me out wit my experience ? When I was in middles school I was overweight maybe even obese and I had a hard time getting guys...
    cyma2911 cyma2911 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    All i have to say is if God and Jesus can forgive us all, why can't I when I'm made in their image?
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 10 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    There's always someone around me holding a grudge against someone or just refusing to forgive over something minuscule and it disappoints me. I used to do that too, I thought some...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M Jan 9

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    Reading what some people have posted I would like to share my experience. An experience I have only shared with my therapist. I was 18 and fresh out of high school. One night I...
    AlsoUnknown AlsoUnknown 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Forgiveness Is A Spiritual Tool - I decided some time ago that the Great What Is didn't need my puny, itsy-bitsy, self-righteous arrogant "love" (can I even call it that?) I think...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 8 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    Forgiveness In All Shapes And Sizes - Recently I have learned how much forgiveness can change a life. I was brutalized as a child into my teen years. I was beaten, molested and...
    paintedblue paintedblue 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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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...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 12 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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    I will forgive you but may not forget of you did hurts
    sarion30 sarion30 18-21, M Feb 5

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    I used to forgive and forget - In the sense that I'd burn the bridge so I could never go back, and delete their existence from my mind entirely. There have been people from school...
    fyremoon fyremoon 41-45, M Dec 29, 2013

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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 1 Response Apr 7

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    As A Father... - I have 5 children. Forgiveness is a major part of my life.
    NobodySpecial NobodySpecial 41-45, M 8 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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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...
    ElitaElle ElitaElle 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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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...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    "Since when is forgiveness a better quality than loyalty" I've always been a stubborn individual just like my father and one of the biggest vices I have is being too prideful...
    Cantbelieveit20 Cantbelieveit20 22-25, M Apr 7

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    Life is a long journey...we meet so many people when we are traveling that...we cannot stop in front of one person and hate him as we have to go far in our journey...you don't need...
    chethaki chethaki 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    As difficult as it might be sometimes, I think it's so important to forgive. Forgiving someone, to me, doesn't mean that you are accepting that what the other person did/said was...
    caylee092 caylee092 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Unforgiven - Many years ago ive done quite a few bad things to lots of people.  Most of the violent things ive done to most of the people i have hurt were provoked, however i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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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...
    LowBottom LowBottom 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    Does anyone else think it's hard to forgive people over and over again and have them never forgive anyone else back?
    FunctorFunny FunctorFunny 13-15, M Mar 9

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    Brother And Sister Making Peace My wife and I took a nap after lunch on a Sunday. Then we heard the children getting into a fight. Our daughter (then 11) was obviously hurt...
    Dreammmer Dreammmer 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. Corrie Ten Boom
    Dreammmer Dreammmer 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 28

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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...
    kbetweens kbetweens 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Remember A Little Forgiveness - One of my teacher had each of us bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes. For every person we'd refuse to forgive in our life, we were told...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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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...
    jimmyblue jimmyblue 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    Always have, to not forgive is like a Cancer that will slowly eat you inside.
    YoungHeartedSoul YoungHeartedSoul 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    Forgiving - Forgiving someone can be so hard ... especially when they have broke you down and shattered you into tiny pieces time and time again. Sometimes all you want to do is...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    True love removes the fear of confrontation after a wrong doing or judgement.
    DRel DRel 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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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...
    serachii serachii 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 9

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    I believe that forgiveness is for yourself more than the person you forgive. If you chose not to forgive someone who has wronged you, you carry that anger and hurt. The person...
    dovie6 dovie6 31-35, F Dec 29, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    I do believe in forgiveness. This doesn't mean forgetting though, let's make that clear. Forgiveness is a very complex concept to grasp; is it saying "it's fine" to something...
    cassidysc cassidysc 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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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...
    KLMKitten KLMKitten 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Forgiveness Gives Inner Peace - Forgiveness is the key to having a high quality life following a spinal cord injury, because whether you were assaulted by someone, whether you were...
    quadforgod quadforgod 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    “Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner." Max Lucado
    Simplified Simplified 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 22

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    I forgive you and I am sorry. I wish to set my soul free and in order to do that I need to let go of the pain I've endured and the pain I've caused. I am sorry and I forgive you.
    Roibeard Roibeard 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    There is something about you that I can't let go of .. Your all the mean things that hurt but you keep me craving u
    Beautifulandintoxacated Beautifulandintoxacated 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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