I have long since learned to forgive, just small things, then some huge, but never more so than in the battle to see my granddaughter.
Forgiveness is also about your own pre-conceived notions and how to eradicate them, you need to take a step back and re-evaluate.
Fine words- hard to put into practice unless you try, try and try again.
How do you go about it? Well that all depends on the offence or level of it, could you forgive someone for stealing from you? For me it depends on what they stole but more importantly why they stole it?
Was it just to have whatever they stole as a possession? They didn’t have what you had, and maybe their envy caused them to steal?
Maybe they stole to survive, would you still condemn and thus not forgive?
I suppose that all comes down to the offence.
I have often said here that you must not break the law to prove your point, it may attract attention in the short term, but it does nothing for your long term goal, does it?
Or does it? Well that all depends on the law of the land at that particular time doesn’t it.
Think Nelson Mandela and then have a re-think, why was he jailed in the first place? Why was he freed? Why and how did he change history?
Then think again about his strongest message- forgiveness.
If you are a grandparent reading this, forgive and build bridges to move forward.
If you are a parent reading this, forgive and build bridges to move forward.
If you are a politician and law maker reading this, adapt and change law to move forward.
If you are a child reading this, forgive them for they know not what they do!
‘Cinderella’ emotional cruelty law considered’