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I Have Forgiven Those Who Have Hurt Me In The Past

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F May 27

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    It's tiring to hold grudges.

    I think forgiving people is like being set free, in a way. It's kind of like saying you're above the pain others put you through.
    Jillbill8 Jillbill8 18-21, F 1 Response May 31

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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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    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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    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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    kRypt0lite kRypt0lite 22-25 May 27

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M Mar 11, 2014

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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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    I have read abt foregiveness,

    and how powerful it can be in healing Moving on& pressing forward. It is one those lessons that is esier always to say then do I have always been a talker. I am guilty of this unfortunately I admit. I have made some strides though I blv I have always been able to forgive others...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response May 27

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    My dad treated my family like crap.

    For years. I forgive him, but I won't forget what he did to us.
    imveryboring imveryboring 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Yes, I've forgiven those

    who have hurt me in the past because at one point I wanted forgiveness too even if I didn't deserve it. It is absolutely freeing to forgive. Thank You Jesus for your mercy & grace!
    JesusReigns777 JesusReigns777 26-30, F 3 Responses May 27

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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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    It's just not easy to forgive.

    . When people tell me that they forgive.. I don't believe them. I just think we naturally carry grudges, not because we are bad people.. It's just because we are human. I've been meditating for the last 3 years and Its all about letting go of your attachments .. And I found that...
    AAlD AAlD 26-30, F May 28

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    Its not that I have for given them,

    its more like I'm thanking them for what they did to me, cause life ain't about age, its about experience
    HeCallsMeMami HeCallsMeMami 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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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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    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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    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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    mckena7 mckena7 13-15, F May 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    For some reason, this morning I woke up with

    the spirit of forgiveness. God laid it on my heart to contact those who have hurt me & to just forgive them. He also put it on my heart to apologize to people whom I have hurt. And even though it's been hard for me to, it came so easy today. It felt SO good. It really took a...
    shesdifferent516 shesdifferent516 18-21, F May 6

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    just because i forgive,

    doesn't mean i forget. i don't have that luxury.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response May 27

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    Forgive you. Hurt is just a part of life.

    You're traveling your path, I'm traveling mine. I don't know what lives in you, what has shaped you, what your struggles are. If you hurt me, that's ok. I will either forget it or avoid you, depending on context. I may be puzzled, but I'm unlikely to feel much for anger. I'll...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses May 27

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    I was being nosy and looked up an ex.

    He has a wedding registry this year. I had a feeling he was getting married or was already married. I don't like this ex. So idky i felt so strongly about his life. I'm not angry or sad or surprised. I'm just confused as to why I'm so attuned to someone I don't even talk to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Life to too short. Release,

    so YOU can be free.
    NaomiSunshine NaomiSunshine 31-35, F 1 Response May 28

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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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    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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    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 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2011

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