Forgiveness

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

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I was always taught to forgive after an apology. That was hard to do in most cases because kids were not really sorry. As I got a little older I realized teenagers weren’t really sorry either and young adults as well. I also quickly learned that when people are genuinely sorry their poor behavior is never ever repeated.

Instead of saying ‘I’m sorry’ some folks just don’t have it in them to apologize so they try to kill you with kindness hoping maybe you forgot or stalk all of your social media accounts hoping to get a friendly response.

As I grew into adulthood, I realized forgiveness is not for the other person, it is solely for me. Instead of spending a lot of time carrying heavy negative energy I learned to just let it go, with or without an apology, it took decades to come through but in the end, I feel lighter and happier.

Now should I let people back into my life after they clearly showed me who they really are? I’ve done that and then shortly afterwards regretted it.

Today I am more like the statement above. I do forgive for my benefit but some people need to understand that my forgiveness is for the past and not for future consideration.

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