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Can You Forgive and Forget?

The author quotes Louis B Smedes “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and to discover that prisoner was you.” Read on…great advice on forgiveness.


Forgiveness is such a personal experience. For some, like me, it is easy to forgive. It just doesn’t feel good to be angry. I remind myself often that I am far from perfect. I say things and I do things that I often regret. In fact sometimes I am just plain ashamed of myself for the way I behave. We do things and say things when we are emotionally charged and sometimes there is just no turning back. It happens. We all do it so how could I possibly hold someone to a higher standard than I am capable of myself? When I forgive someone, I feel a lightness replace the heaviness that was weighing on my heart. I believe Louis B Smedes sums it up best with this thought provoking quote:

” To forgive is to set a prisoner free and to discover that prisoner was you.”

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

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