Exceptional Living

I read this post today, and it really touched me.  I need to find a way to post this on my mirror and read it every time I pass by!

Exceptional Living

Forgiveness is a hard one. What is it about forgiveness that is so difficult, even when holding a grudge, or holding on to hurt, or holding yucky old memories makes us feel so rotten. What is it that makes it so hard to let go?

Forgiving someone does not mean that you have to have them in your life.

Forgiving is not “giving up” or “giving in”, forgiveness does not mean that you are saying that an injustice has not been done, or that you agree with what happened. Forgiveness is a magic little decision that you make to free YOURSELF.

Bad feelings, horrid memories and grudges are little daggers that carve away at your soul day after day. Those daggers come with handcuffs and chains and one of those big metal balls latched to your ankle. Who wants to live like that? Who CAN live life like that without it completely holding us back from everything that is meant for us?

You are worth EVERYTHING it will take to forgive someone. YOU are worth it. YOUR LIFE is worth it. Give yourself a deadline to let it go…then scream at the top of your lungs, write down everything that bothers you, get ALL of it out…then when the deadline is up…let it go…forgive…..

It’s time to move forward, sweet friend. You can’t move forward when you are chained to all of that yucky stuff.

YOU CAN DO THIS. You can fully forgive. You can.

Written by Brave Girls’ Club

via Exceptional Living.

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