Yes, you give up all hope of having a better past, and it does help.
It does, it takes some effort, but the end release is worth it.
My mantra is Get over it! My girls did not like to hear it but that's the only way to move on. This sounds much nicer than what I say.
You are right about that, Gail, sometimes we just have to let it go and move on, nothing more can be done to salvage it, no point in dragging in around in our suitcase.
I agree with Gail...sometimes ya just gotta get over it! Have to admit sometimes it takes me awhile but I do get there.
I agree Patricia, sometimes that's the best option, or the only option, there is. I can get my feathers pretty ruffled, but in a day or two I've managed to shake it off, regain my perspective and move on. Carrying grudges serves no one, especially the carrier.
This is one area where I really struggle. I am working on it, though. Have a blessed week. :)
It's not easy, Suzanne, I think most of us would probably agree that it's a struggle. But it feels good when you realize that it's no longer bothering you. Forgiveness frees the forgiver.
Hard to do.
I agree, Ellen, letting go of hurts isn't second nature for sure, but if we really want to be free of it, and the ugly feelings that come with it, it can be done. Deep breath, close that door, moving on!
Ow - that's one that probably stung a bit. We do get so hung up on that, don't we. I'll have to stick this one in my keeper hat and work on it.
Agreed, it is hard to forgive people who don't feel they've offended you, or who are unable or unwilling to apologize, but once we do, we are able to let the emotional burden go, and that feels so good!
Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)