This week Michael asks us to write our response to the word – ‘forgiveness’.
This can be something you do for another person or something that is done for you or even something you do for yourself.
I was once asked if I would be suspicious should my husband buy me flowers for no apparent reason. I replied no and that he did so quite often anyway as he knew I liked them so would treat me if he saw some. This was met with looks of disbelief as the person posing the question obviously thought it would have to be a peace offering for forgiveness.
We’ve all done something we wish we hadn’t, but does it always lead the way to asking to be forgiven? It depends on circumstances and although they say people forgive and forget, there are some things that simply cannot be forgiven, and I for one do not forget either.
There have been instances when I have been shut out of certain matters which has been both upsetting and hurtful, yet I had been made to feel the guilty party.
How or what other people think of me is their choice and whilst I consider myself incapable of hatred, once my anger and hurt has subsided, I am left feeling indifferent.
I may forgive someone for upsetting me for whatever reason, but I won’t forget.
Life’s too short for holding grudges, but that doesn’t mean to say we can’t be wary. After all, if they’ve done it once, they are more than likely to do it again.