FORGIVENESS


sun shining  I have learned the hard way to forgiveness. It is an attitude. Forgiveness means letting go of, and accepting what has occurred because no matter what I do, the position is not likely to change.

Forgiveness means dismissing the blame. I made choices and there were some that were hurtful – maybe I could have made different choices?

Forgiveness means looking at my pain and learning lessons from it. It means that I had to start over with the knowledge that I might have gained something after all.

I have learned that if I can’t forgive and forget, I have to try at least to forgive or forget.

One of the most important lessons I learned in my life was to forgive and make peace before I went to bed each night. One of the most memorable things I learned from my mother was; Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath…and I haven’t.

                                                                                                                        a full moon

 

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About Jill

Author of books and articles on support and experiences of living with a mentally ill family member. My aim in blogging is to let others see how a loving family, with a father and husband who is able to give unconditional love, can help the family cope. Many call me the blogging grandma.'

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