Sometimes forgiveness is really hard

I need to forgive.  I know that.

Sometimes it takes a while.

Sometimes I don’t want to.

But I need to.

I know I’ll feel better when I do.  This baggage is heavy.

Forgiveness just means giving up the baggage.

It doesn’t mean trusting someone who may not be trustworthy.

I know all this.

But it’s still hard.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is hard.

I get it.

It’s something I struggle with.  Getting hurt is part of life.  Letting go of grudges is hard.

It’s worth it, though.

Forgiveness isn’t trusting them again.  It’s just not holding a grudge.

There’s an old saying: “Hating someone is like drinking poison and expecting it to kill the other person.”

Don’t hold on to hatred.  You’re only hurting yourself.

Forgive them for your own sake.  For your own piece of mind.

You’ll be glad you did.

Offended

People get offended way too easily.

(Warning: language: pg-ish?)

I don’t understand the point of getting offended.

That’s not to say I never get my feelings hurt.  But I try to let go of it as quickly as possible.

Being offended is a choice.

You choose whether to be offended.  Whether to hold a grudge or let it go.

Holding a grudge only hurts you.

Let it go.

And don’t start singing that stupid song from Frozen.  I hate that song, and I’m offended.  😉