Powerful. Chilling. Provoking.
So on this beautiful fall Friday, I wanted to reflect for a moment on forgiveness. There are so many wonderful words written on it. My life has been extraordinarily blessed and I have not been so massively wronged that I am in a struggle to forgive. Sure, there are people that haven't treated me well. Sure, there are people I don't care to ever speak to again. But I don't harbor ill-will towards them and most of the time what went wrong was either a lack of knowing better or their mistreatment led me to discover something truly better for myself. As they say, people are either a blessing or a lesson.
Because so many have said it better than I, here are a few thoughts to share. If you're angry with yourself, with your family, with your boss, neighbor or ex, I encourage you to let it go. Breathe it in and release. It does not serve you.
"Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different" - Oprah
"Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die" - AA
“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” -CS Lewis
"Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude" - Martin Luther King Jr.