Square Peg ● Round Hole







We have all been wronged.  It is with great humanness that we hurt others and other hurt us.   Sometimes it is an accident other times it is not.   Either way, the art of forgiving can be tricky.

From my own experience, I have held onto the hurt so long, that it affects my well-being.   It begins to take on a life of its own providing a harbor for bitterness and resentment.   I have always heard the saying that resentment is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.  Sounds odd, but the sentiment is so true.   The reality is the other person is probably not even thinking about us or the situation.  Sometimes, our perception is out of whack and what we think happened and what really happened, are two totally different beasts.

So, I forgive.  Sometimes easily, sometimes not, but once I forgive, I don’t forget.  You see, being hurt provides me with a catalyst to learn from and lessons are a huge growth experience. If you read my blogs enough, you probably are sick of me talking about lessons and the opportunities that they present, but for me, it is very true.

The act of forgiving is more a gift for me.  It releases the toxic feelings and renews my spirit.   Forgiveness is the most loving act I can do for myself.