Forgiveness

I forgive you.

I don’t necessarily want you back in my life. I don’t think what you did was right or fair. I don’t understand why you did it. But for the sake of myself, I am choosing to forgive you.

Forgiving someone is the choice to put yourself first, to rid your life of the energy, the offense, and if necessary afterward, the offender. It’s not something we feel like doing, it’s something we decide to do.

Carrying around a list of things or people you’ve decided aren’t worthy of your forgiveness, at least not yet, is like carrying around a bag of dog poop because someone left if on your step. Throw that crap away, clean your hands, and move on with your life.