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I Have Forgiven Those Who Have Hurt Me In The Past

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    Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is not ignoring, disregarding, tolerating, excusing, overlooking, or closing one's eyes to the sin of another person. It is not simply letting time pass after the offense has been committed and then "getting over it." It is not resigning one's self to the other person...
    lostinlife2 lostinlife2 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    But Not All

    There are some people who have hut me that I have a hard time forgiving. Mostly because they refuse to change. How can someone be in therapy for so long and make no progress? I try, but I am frustrated by it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    To All Those Who Have Hurt Me

    To all those who have hurt me: I forgive you. I forgive my parents for divorcing when me and my brother were little kids. I forgive my mother leaving us for 30 years. I forgive my father and stepmother for neglecting us. I forgive my grandmother and grandfather for hating us...
    roamerfrom70s roamerfrom70s 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    I Have Forgiven Those Who Hurt Me In The Past

    i have been working on forgiveness for awhile now, i feel it is important to forgive all who hurt me,for without forgiveness i stay stuck in the past,the only way to move on is to forgive. the past is over it can,t be changed, it is best to forgive and be free of that soul that...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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    He Was

    yes  he  was  so close  asno one  else  but then under  some  self  interest  he  kept  changing and  thus  became stranger
    shap36 shap36 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    I Have Forgiven.....

    I have forgiven those that have hurt me in my past, and there have been a few..... but i have not forgotten what they did, or how affected me.... after all, the saying goes fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me....Don't think me weak to do this, but to me, if i...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    Because I Can't And I Don't Wanna Be Angry :)

    There is no use for being mad at someone the whole life. With forgiveness you can feel so much better. We can all made mistakes. And we can all forgive for those who hurt us if we wont. But we have one life and It'll be better if we could forget bad things and remember only the...
    zoejanee zoejanee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    You only have the fun you make yourself.

    Live your life to the fullest. Even if that means you playing on a playground at the age of 19. :)
    FrankDoesNothing FrankDoesNothing 18-21, M Mar 11

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    Theone Who Hurt Me

     i have forgiven those who hadhurt me in my past..i have also forgiven them whom i thougth i could never ever forgivebut i did ..and now you are here hurting me ..i know i will never ever going to forget what  you did to me but i will forgive you anyway becausewhat happened has...
    sureluck sureluck 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 6, 2011

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    Time Heals

    It has taken me some time to forgive, but I see no point in not. For years I noticed that I was hurting myself by not forgiving. I can't say that it has brought me complete inner peace but I'm slowly getting there.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 19, 2011

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    Its Difficult!!

    its difficult for me to forgive people that have hurt me in the past, but i do it eventually anyway, cos i mean, lets face it, its a hell of a lot better than wondering around the rest of your life with a chip on your shoulder, cos you just cant forgive people for what they have...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 9 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    Forgiveness

    its a SPIRITUAL LAW..ie forgive someone.and to forgive someone shows power..ie i can go on inspite of the harm uv done to me..i am in the process and i pray to god that he keeps the circmstncesame so that  i have enough time to make sense of it..this is what i v seen......!!!
    sureluck sureluck 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    You Are Forgiven

      All people on this planet have two things in common; we all have a place where we began and we will have a place where we end; life and death are inevitable and what we do with the life that has been given to us is within our power.  If we see the world as a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses May 3, 2010

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    Go In Peace.

    I forgive because ,hey, I'm the forgiving kind.Never been one to carry a grudge either. There's no point, now is there.Everybody deserves several second chances too.Besides, life is already difficult enough without having to carry the burden of entertaining revenge set-ups all...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2011

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    He Was My Closest Friend...

    And things got crazy...we fought all the time. He was exceptionally hurtful, in both thought and deed. Never have a felt so demoralized, dehumanized as a person, and a person of worth. We don't talk at all, but I've forgiven him, and I hope on some level he can forgive me...
    Agonz2012 Agonz2012 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    A Giggle For All Us Forgivers

    Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.             -- Oscar Wilde
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses May 4, 2010

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    Especially You Dad

    Let me tell anyone who stumbles onto this story, i am eternally grateful that i made amends with my Father before it was too late. I have often thought about what my life would be like if i had to carry the burden of that unfinished business around for the rest of my days. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 14, 2010

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    Because It Means Moving On

    You promised me heaven and put me through hell..i never asked for your heaven but you showed me anyway you made me believe it's all true, you made me believe so hard that i finally been happy it didn't take long till you let go of my hand and i fell..i feel for so long to so down...
    BlackDiamondFairy BlackDiamondFairy 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    Because There's Nothing Else I Can Do

    I forgive you. I forgive you for making me love you and I forgive you for promising me what could never be.I forgive you for making me watch you die.For 4 years I have desperately tried to get over what happened that night and what I saw but I could never move on because I was...
    HearUsWhisper HearUsWhisper 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2011

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