April is finally here....Spring is here and I am here for it. To me it represents new beginnings...like the Phoenix. Speaking of new beginnings lets discuss forgiveness. There are times in our lives we have to start over and clean the slate with people. However, in order to do that sometimes we have to forgive them even when they have hurt us deeply. I will admit it is hard for me to forgive, but I am learning it is easier when I know the intent.
IF someone maliciously hurts me, I cannot forgive them and still deal with them. I can forgive in my heart and never speak to them again. I have to forgive to give myself peace which is very important.
Now if someone hurts me and it was pure unintentional it is easier for me to forgive and still continue the relationship because people are human and sometimes they do not know the full ramification of their actions. It's hard, I know to forgive, but it hurts more to hold grudges and hate. It does you more harm than anybody else.
So we have to forgive to have that new beginning in our lives to move forward and be blessed. Remember we are human and there will be times, where we will make a mistake and want to be forgiven as well.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. Steve Maraboli