Forgiveness is easier said than done. In honesty, I think It's something we dread and hope we never have to deal with because it can take a lot of emotional energy, and requires a level of maturity we may not want to admit that we do not have.

It is inevitable really, that offences will happen. No matter how good your intentions are, how good of a friend, lover, and just general human being you are! Someone will misunderstand you, mistreat you, disrespect you, the list goes on.

girl, morning, and paris image Image by noelle

One of the reasons why forgiveness is difficult is because somehow, we have convinced ourselves than letting things go is doing the other person a favor, when the truth is; you wreck havoc with your own heart.

Forgiving doesn't mean you didn't feel the hurt, or what you feel is not valid. Rather, it is learning to be at peace with situations that are not so ideal. Life doesn't always work out the way you want it to. You have to learn to roll with the punches, take the Ls, and gracefully remove yourself from any situation (or person) that will not bring not bring out the best in you.And most importantly, leave it behind.

donuts, flowers, and food image
Temporarily removed Image removed

Why should you hurt yourself, and give power to situations that don't build you?

afraid, anxiety, and fear image feelings, quote, and love image

Let bygones be bygones. Stay you. Don't let anyone change your heart. You're in charge.

Temporarily removed Image removed