Anger and resentment take you away from love. Forgiveness is a return to love. Day 4

Day 04 – Something you have to forgive someone for.

“You’ve promised to love, honor and cherish your husband in good times and bad. In sickness and in health may be one thing, but as long as you both shall live can be quite another. Betrayal can make the wedding vows seem like a mockery of your relationship. When your husband asks for forgiveness, it can be hard to give. However, if you love your husband, sometimes forgiveness is worth the effort.”

My Husband – I forgive him for leaving me. I forgive him for seeking communication in the wrong places. I forgive him for watching me cry cold heartedly. I forgive him for holding me and telling me everything was going to be okay when it really wasn’t. I forgive him for working himself so much so he didn’t think about what he was doing to his kids. I forgive him for not showing me the love and affection  that I needed at the beginning of our relationship. I forgive him for lying to me, repeatedly. I forgive him, I love him, I am proud he is my husband.

My previous best friend – I forgive you for talking about me behind my back. I forgive you for lying to me. I forgive you.

I forgive anyone who has ever talked harsh things about me. I forgive anyone who has lied about me. I forgive anyone who has made mean gestures towards me and lied about it. I forgive anyone who smiles to my face and stabs me in the back.  I forgive you.

Generally, forgiveness is a decision to let go of resentment and thoughts of revenge. The act that hurt or offended you may always remain a part of your life, but forgiveness can lessen its grip on you and help you focus on other, positive parts of your life. Forgiveness can even lead to feelings of understanding, empathy and compassion for the one who hurt you.

Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you deny the other person’s responsibility for hurting you, and it doesn’t minimize or justify the wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the act. Forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life. Katherine Piderman, Ph.D.

Previous days

Day One – What you know about the truth, will set you free.

Day two – Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Day Three – To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

Let me or Jenna (We’re Jumpin) know if you wanna start this with us and we can add you to the related articles at the bottom of our posts for 30 Days of Truth.

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Day 05 – Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 – Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 – Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 – Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 – Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 – Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 – Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 – Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 – A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 – A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 – Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 – Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 – A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 – Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 – What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 – Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 – (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 – Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 – Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 – Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 – The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 – Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 – What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 – What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 – Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 – A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

Published by Life's Little Slices

Firstly, I am a woman Son of God (Rom 8:14) Wife to a Firefighter Mother of three Daughter Sister Friend I am a country girl at heart. My roots are deep. Gardening is my favorite past-time. Photography is in my blood. I am genuine and best of all...I am me.

10 thoughts on “Anger and resentment take you away from love. Forgiveness is a return to love. Day 4

  1. Thank you for a well written post…so much said with an economy of words…
    So many people freed from your thoughts…it must feel good to have the “extra space” that those thoughts of those people were taking up.

    I am pleased that your husband is the light of your life again…and that he
    “smartened up” to what a wonderful wife he had.

    Again, thank you for sharing.
    ☮ ♥.. Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA

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