Forgive them, not for them, but for you!
Forgiveness is like stepping into a shower to wash away the dirt and grime, when shower over, feel refreshed and invigorated and clean. ~ Leona Jones
It’s not easy to forgive and you never forget, however, if you don’t forgive, it eats you up and make you a bitter person.
You can’t help people who can’t help themselves. Yes, it hurts, but I also learned a valuable lesson about unconditional love. Learning to give love without expectation and to detach yourself from the outcome. We can’t make other people happy, but we can can only uplift them and support them. We can remind them that they have the power to help themselves. Forgive to make yourself whole again. It’s really what that scar taught us. We all make mistakes, which makes us human. Forgive yourself, not because you did anything wrong. Forgive so you can be cared for too. You’ve been hurt and you have every right to have compassion for yourself. Tell yourself, I deserve to treat myself better by letting go of the anger, resentment, the pain, etc. Forgiveness is to heal yourself, not by getting mad at yourself because someone screwed you over or beating up on yourself because you didn’t know better before. Forgiveness is being kind to yourself so you can heal those wounds by reconnecting with yourself again to recognize your own self-worth. ~ Nikka Rose