Good Day Everyone:
My topic for this week is "FORGIVENESS" Forgiveness can be a very daunting and yet a very rewarding activity.
Forgiveness is not for the person you feel has offended you. Forgiveness is a gift for you. When you forgive others, you give yourself the gift of letting go, of no longer harboring the pain, and best of all you no longer have to live in the past.
Many times we have the misconception that to forgive someone invalidates the pain and suffering we have felt. This simply is not true. When we forgive we can let go. Many times we then need to set a boundary with that person to protect our-self from future hurt or pain. Forgiving others does not make what they did to us "OK!" Forgiveness means we are done and moving from that event.
We may actually receive an apology and then we can forgive and set a boundary. We can then ask that person what he/she will do different next time in a similar experience. We may just need to forgive even when we do not get an apology.
"You never know how STRONG you are until being STRONG is the only choice you have"
Forgiveness can breath new life into us and give us peace and joy that we have forgotten.
"When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power"
"I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who wasn't sorry, and accept an apology I never received."
Forgive yourself as well as others
Make A Great Day