The Power… of Forgiveness

Tagged with

I believe that the old adage, “Time heals all wounds” is wrong. I honestly believe that forgiveness is the only thing that can heal emotional wounds. Sometimes, it is in your own best interests to forgive people who have wronged you, even if they don’t ask for, need, or want that forgiveness. Not for them, but for yourself.

Carrying a grudge for someone who has wronged you will rarely hurt them, but it will continue to hurt you until you let it go. The weight of that grudge will weigh you down, and keep you from being able to enjoy your life or have healthy relationships.

While going through my divorce, I felt angry with a big red capital flaming “A”. Livid. Furiously indignant. Fuming, outraged, resentful and completely pissed off. ALL the time. That anger took over my whole life. It eroded my other relationships, my sleep, my ability to be the best mom I could and my general outlook.

It took almost eighteen months after we separated (about six months after my divorce was final) before I finally recognized that I was in a much better place, which allowed a little happiness and hope in. Along with that happiness and hope came the first blush of forgiveness. I came to realize that I needed to appreciate that my ex gave me a wonderful son. He is a good dad to Riley, he pays his child support on time, he shows up when he says he’s going to show up and he’s flexible when scheduling SNAFUs arise. I was also able to remember that we were once friends.

Slowly but surely, the rage faded away. However, it wasn’t until I recognized that I actively forgave him his part in our divorce… and also recognized that it wasn’t entirely his fault (That last part was harder) that I felt the weight of it lift from my shoulders. Once I realized that I’d forgiven him, I was able to take a look at other grudges I’d held onto and consciously let go of my hurt, and to recognize my own responsibility in the situation(s). 

 

 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Blog Key

The Rainbow Blog

Recent Posts

Coming Soon...

Throwback Thursday
A Few of My Favorite Things: Kitchen Gadget Edition
Driving to Detroit
Profiles in Positivity: Mary Mohn
A Few of My Favorite Things

Recent Comments

  folorentorium
Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!
  foloren torium
Some really excellent blog posts on this site, regards for contribution.
  foloren torium
I've been browsing online more than three hours as of late, yet I by no means discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours. It¦s beautiful price enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will likely be much more helpful than ever before.
  folorentorium
Very efficiently written story. It will be valuable to anybody who usess it, including me. Keep doing what you are doing - i will definitely read more posts.

Archives

Tags

Coming Home Curvy Girls Favorite Things Friday Faves Friends to Lovers Girl Finds Her Power Golden Heart Finalist High School Reunion Mendoza Sisters Military Monday Musings Naughty Mayor Profiles in Positivity Reality TV Redmond Family Secondary Romance Small Town Hijinx Sunday Blessing Suspense Third Person Throwback Thursday Transformation Undercover Cop Wednesday Wonderings

Join My Mailing List

The Rainbow Connection    New Books   New Challenge Groups

I will never-ever share, sell, or leak your information!

21-Day Challenge

From Facebook

Search the Site