We’re human, as the saying goes. People say things, behave and act in certain ways that are particularly hurtful. People have survival modes or competitive modes or whatever makes them tick. And some people truly do not have kind hearts. So, there are times in our lives when we are recipients of such words, behaviors and actions. While we may choose to remove ourselves from this harm’s way, we may still feel bad long afterwards. And the stories play over and over again until we find a way out. One way out is forgiveness. And forgiveness is really not for or about the other person, it is for us, so we can move on and feel better.
A friend recently shared this definition created by Oprah Winfrey: “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the