I Think Forgiveness Is Good For the Soul

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    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I saw a picture of an ex-boyfriend on Facebook

    today. At first, it hurt to remember what he put me through - especially when i know that those closest to us saw the sweet, loving side of this cuddly alcoholic who wouldn't hurt a fly. i remembered the last night that i was forced to endure his company... the night that he...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    Feb 15, 2016

    Grace: a Story of Unwarranted Forgiveness

    W hen my little boy was less than two years old, I was on my way to the doctor and noticed his babysitter driving down the interstate. Wondering who was 'minding the children' I went to her house to find a stranger there. Uncomfortable with the situation I grabbed my child and...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Sep 1, 2008

    If you can't forgive .

    .you're not hurting them you're only hurting yourself. ..
    lovelee83 lovelee83
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2016

    Not Only the Soul

    Forgiveness isn't only good for the soul...its good for the mind. To hold onto the hurt that's been done to you harms only one person: yourself. Forgive and move forward...the past cannot be undone. Besides, just because you've forgiven someone, doesn't mean you have to forget...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 10, 2008

    Know It Is

    Forgiveness isn't about the other guy.  It's about me. It's about me carrying around a load of anger and hatred and misery...while most of the time, the other person hasn't a clue.  Or if they do, they don't give a damn.Those emotions, that hate, anger, all of it, drain my...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2011

    I think. But it takes time to forgive.

    So let the time pass by and someday you'll be able to forgive again
    TheGirlThatNobodyNoticed TheGirlThatNobodyNoticed
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    Love thy enemy. This is a hard concept

    for a lot of people to understand or even fathom but we must learn to forgive others. We only do ourselves an injustice by holding on to anger and resentment. It serves absolutely no purpose to our souls and closes our hearts off from the divine. Why punish yourself for someone...
    a11th1ngsf1shy a11th1ngsf1shy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    Some people don't even deserve my forgiveness

    for what they have done. But I will forgive them all anyway, because I can't hold on to this pain forever.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    An Inner Cleaning

    Forgiving is an inner cleaning, it takes away the garbage that someone left inside you. It is good for the soul...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Oct 29, 2012

    If I keep holding a grudge against someone it

    totally ruins my day like I keep thinking about the bad reasons why I am mad at someone and so on. Exspecially if someone apologized and means it like that you should forgive him or her and let it go.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 31, 2016
    teachocolate teachocolate
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

    But sometimes,.....,.

    .... Sometimes it's best to just go on ahead and keep that ****** up bad feeling you have for them inside, as a reminder. An ingrained knowing. And as fuel for your righteousness sake. " Retribution." Some call it Karma, and say she's a *****. Call it whatever you want to...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    Quite True.

        Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.  ~ Harriet Nelson Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.  ~ Paul Boese The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2009

    I Belive To Forgive Is Human

    I belive to forgive helps you move on. but when you dont forgive bitterness sets in your soul.  and this unforgiveness wont let you move forward .  to be bitter time stands still and you cant turly move on to forgive unburrdens your soul to let goodness in and so you...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2010

    I Think I Forgive You

    I'm learning to forgive the woman who gave birth to me. It's taken yeeeeeeaaaaaars but I feel like I'm at a point to forgive. It has not been easy and it has not been an overnight thing but the anger is behind me, finally. I may still have a few mad days but they do not come...
    PhybieRaslen PhybieRaslen
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 15, 2011

    I Dunno.

    I guess it is.But eh, I don't really like forgiving people.Not my thing.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2011

    I would like to say that I'm sorry

    for all those I've wronged!😔
    johnnyarmz johnnyarmz
    22-25, M
    Jan 12, 2014

    I am struggling with truly forgiving my

    boyfriend for an extremely rough year, he cheated, at times I feel forgiveness and love and others I feel so sensitive, upset, jealous, and outraged.. my mind easily becomes consumed of negative thoughts visualizing what happened and feeling so hurt, I am unsure what to do when...
    kat115nk kat115nk
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    What Forgiveness Is Not, And What Forgiveness Is

    More edifying and enjoyable words crossed paths with me today, and I'd like to share the wealth of wisdom with all of you.The following is the sort of forgiveness man can strive for:". . . Forgiveness is not forgetting, condoning, absolution, a form of self-sacrifice, or a clear...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2012

    Positive Energy

    Once you forgive, you are able to use your energy on more positive ways.  Forgiving doesn't necessarily means that you agree with the person's actions or the situation, but that you can finally let go of trying to figure out the "whys" and the "ifs" and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 11, 2009

    Don't hold onto grudges

    or bitter feelings. Accept people and mistakes made. We all make them. Forgiveness..... Everyone deserves it.
    kibilichantelle kibilichantelle
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    Moving On

    The most difficult thing I had to do besides facing deaths in the family was forgiving myself. Forgiving myself for what you wonder? Being human. I mess up, I do everything that a human being does. But I was a doomed perfectionist. All I'd do was yell because I was angry or do...
    SparkySeesAngels SparkySeesAngels
    18-21, F
    May 1, 2013

    You know what they say,

    forgiveness doesn't mean that you are giving a free pass to the people who hurt you. Rather, we forgive people because we deserve to be free from the pain and bad memories they caused us. I was trying to explain this to my boyfriend today, then I realised that even I have issues...
    Qtrelle Qtrelle
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    i can forive easily .

    ...even saying i will not but its come to forgive poeple who hirt me 1day !!
    dinadana dinadana
    31-35, F
    Jan 11, 2015

    To Forgive Is To Set A Prisoner Free And Discover That The Prisoner Was You.

    [Instead of a POST-script, I am making this a PRE-script.  The story below is factual, and it describes how I came to know the true power of forgiveness, but it is NOT the first time I've posted this story.  In early 2009, I found a website called I'm From Driftwood...
    MisterC MisterC
    46-50, M
    7 Responses May 30, 2010


    i forgive everyone who has ever wronged me. i am happier for being able to do this. how ever this does not mean people have the right to wrong me ever again. i am stronger from all the pain. i am more cautious.
    freeangel freeangel
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 3, 2010

    Forgiveness And Reconciliation

    note: When a person holds resentment toward another, they are bound to that person or condition by an strong emotional link. Forgiveness and reconciliation is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. To complete the process of forgiveness there must also be a...
    a1234poem a1234poem
    41-45, M
    Apr 24, 2010

    I Forgive You!!!

       Forgiveness is not saying the you agree with what happen. Forgiveness is not for the other person. Forgiveness does take the sting out of the pain so you can move on with life.
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy
    41-45, M
    9 Responses Dec 10, 2008

    It's taken me along time to learn this lesson.

    I'm sure I will need reminders in the future but oh how wonderful I feel. For 12 long years I have hated this person in my life for all the attacks on me. I have lived in hating her with all my being and as of a couple weeks ago gave her my forgiveness for all the crap...
    scarredspirit scarredspirit
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2013

    I Believe

    I grew up learning about God and Jesus and had to go to church and Sunday school, and i didn't always like it.  Sometimes i thought God was mean cause i was too young to understand some of the things i was being taught.  I also don't agree with alot of the things...
    iamstillrighthere iamstillrighthere
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Aug 3, 2010

    One forgives to the degree

    that one loves.
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Aug 4, 2015

    forgetting what someone has done wrong is

    difficult But I'll forgive. But in a sense of not holding a grudge. Because holding on to anger will not make the person feel worse.it will only hurt you more instead of the person you are angry with. But that doesn't mean you should be submissive and remain friends or on...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie
    22-25, F
    Jul 1, 2015

    For Those Who Are Grieving

    Forgiveness is good for the soul, especially forgiving yourself. I read retiredfather's story a while ago about the process of grieving and I realized that indeed, things got easier for me when I forgave myself. I lost my father five years ago and right...
    june1999 june1999
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    Burned And Tossed.

    Tonight I burned letters and drawings from my ex as well as threw the promise ring she gave me in the lake. I am hoping this will help me forgive her and invest my whole heart in my new relationship. So far it's been relieving.
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2012

    When I was a little girl,

    I was molested and raped more than once by a "so called family friend." I never told anyone, because he threatened to kill me and anyone I told. I was 6 the first time it happened and probably 11 the last time. I held onto the anger for many, many years... One day, when I...
    YankeeGirl14 YankeeGirl14
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    I think it is true. And.

    ..it simply spreads out of the Bible. Just Jesus the Christ has said it in the Gospel". There iis many people who lives in the state of sin, only because somebody said "I won't forgive". Lack of forgiving is one of those reasons, which is able to lead some people to the worst sad...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 17, 2013

    IM Divine

     Who said  "To err is human to forgive is divine". Whoever it was he was a very wise man. He had the insight of a saint because you have to be one in order to do this. Insult and hurt can eat away at the soul and before you know it many things can happen...
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Aug 30, 2008
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