Forgiveness

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Last month I wrote a post on how I let the pain go to better appreciate life  http://marjiesimpleword.com/let-it-go/ . I could not help thinking if letting the pain go is the same as forgiving.  I came across that quote which answered my question. “When you forgive you heal.  When you let go, you grow.” Unknown.

Forgiveness

Today is Good Friday, and Forgiveness fits well with the Easter season.  What can better demonstrate forgiveness than this beautiful Holiday?   How can you love to the point of forgiving as Jesus did for us on the cross?  He forgave us and gave his Life for us.

Forgiveness is beyond religion and faith.  Even if you are not celebrating Easter, forgiveness is something that you must do for yourself to live a better life.  It is hard to forgive, it is very painful, but the more you hold on, the more you hurt yourself.  If you want to find peace, you have to find a way to forgive.  I want to share those beautiful quotes about forgiveness and hopefully, someday, you will be able to forgive and find Peace, Joy, and Love.

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.   Lewis B. Smedes

Well, after living some painful experiences, I realize when I forgive, it’s more beneficial for me and brings my soul peace.  As you know, sometimes, apology, can’t really erase the pain.  I am always hopeful of a better tomorrow and will not let the hurt of the past takeover of my present or dictate my future.

Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up in gratitude. Zig Ziglar

Some experiences are so painful that we block them, we don’t want to relive them, but after a while, we have to agree that we have matured and we have become stronger.

True Forgiveness is saying thank you for that experience. Oprah Winfrey

Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past. T. D. Jakes

“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: Love, Prayer, and Forgiveness”.  Harriet Jackson Brown, Jr

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46 COMMENTS

  1. I agree. I’ve learned that “forgiveness” is important. Forgiving someone is difficult to do at times but it means that you are ready to move on and not lingering on it forever.

  2. This is absolutely true, if you want peace and want to live happily in your life, you have to forgive that person, no matter how easy or difficult it is, else you won’t be able to move ahead in your life.

  3. I love what you said about forgiveness is good for you and your soul. You got me thinking about it, and it’s true, I feel like apologies are for the other person, and forgiveness is for you.

  4. Forgiving is one of the hardest things we have to do, especially when someone has done us really bad things. Personally, I find it easier to forget the offender than to forgive them. I truly have to work on this. I am sure it will bring me the peace I have craved for the longest time.

    • Eilleen, it’s not easy, I have tried to forget, the more I tried, the more it was on my mind. Once I learned to forgive, I find peace of mind.

  5. Forgiving is not that easy but if we learn how to forgive, we will be able to attain peace and freedom within ourselves.

  6. There have been times when I hold on to a grudge for so long. But the moment I forgive and let go I feel so much lighter and at peace! It’s so important.

    • We all hold on, but after a while, we realize that we are hurting ourselves, April, and we must let go and forgive.

  7. Very beautiful post about forgiveness. In order for us to grow emotionally and spiritually, we need to forgive ourselves and others for our past

  8. This is so true! Forgiveness let’s all anger out and sets you free. Helps you move on and leaves room for positive things.

  9. This was such a beautiful and interesting read. I agree with you so much and this is really true. The value of forgiveness is often underestimated. Really brings back the focust and positivity in life.

  10. This is absolutely beautiful. So inspiring. Thank you for sharing your blog with me . Looking forward to reading more of your powerful messages.

  11. I was literally just thinking about this very topic and a couple of family members I wish I’d forgive earlier but I was young and immature. Such a great reminder – thanks for sharing 😊

  12. Those are some great quotes. I totally agree forgiveness is something that we must do in order not to have anger in our hearts.

  13. Forgiveness is so essential in life. When you aren’t able to forgive you let someone own the way you feel or what you do. When you can forgive you can be fully yourself again and no one else owns your responses.

  14. Such a collection of astonishing phrases giving a new rhythm to your heartbeat.

    Since you shared this, I would also like to share how I carefully making my way to forgive my mom.

    Thank you very much for sharing 🙂

  15. Forgiveness is so important in life. Life is too short to hang onto things and it’s just not good for you! I’ve learned this lesson the hard way!

    • Every situation is an opportunity to learn and grow, Allie, sometimes, it’s not the best way, but everything happens for a reason.

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