Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In the forgiving, we receive

"Please forgive me, if I act a little strange..." Dave Gray

We are all in need of forgiveness. Whether it's ourselves we need to be gentle with, or someone else that we need to extend mercy too, forgiveness is a precious commodity. When we adopt an attitude of forgiveness, our life becomes so much easier.

Forgiveness is a way of recognising that sometimes, we - or others - stuff up! When we forgive we are acknowledging that indeed, this too shall pass: whether it's the hurt or the anger, the bitterness or the sadness, we remind ourselves that it doesn't have to always be this way.

Forgiveness is a noun but it's actually more of an action. We for-give - we give up, we give out. And when we give - be it mercy, compassion, understanding - we discover that we actually receive a whole lot more in return.

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