A friend of mine shared this with me recently and I said I’d share it on as there is so much truth to it.
Thinking back over the years, I have held on to so much hurt and pain, as do so many of us…but it’s time to let go!
No one is asking you to forget about what or who has caused the pain, but trust me when I tell you that to forgive them will help you to move on.
I have been angry, hurt, and frustrated. I have taken this out on my family from time to time but mainly I have been angry with myself for letting that person make me feel that way.
But, I am no longer angry. I have removed that person from my life and I have forgiven that person for what they have done. I no longer feel chewed up inside when I think about them. Instead, I feel pity. Yes, I still feel disappointed and let down sometimes, but mainly I feel pity.
I feel sorry for the person who could not see what they have done and who still chooses to deny it. I feel pity that they have lost my presence, my respect, my love and loyalty. But that’s on them, not me!
And now I am much happier. My family is happier. My life is better without them, it’s calmer, less stressful, less pressured “to do the right thing”. Well, I did the right thing…for me and my family.
So, forgive and move on. Don’t let yourself suffer at the hands of someone else, because everyone around you suffers too. Live your life for you and you will become happier, as will your loved ones.
Forgive them. Not for them, but for you!
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