Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Friendship & Forgiveness ~ a healthy choice

How many times have you heard someone say, "I am just going to cut her out of my life?" Or perhaps you have said, "I would never do that to someone else. I don't need them in my life!"

I know I have.

I used to be the queen of completely cutting someone out of my life if I felt they had "wronged" me. To be perfectly honest, it wasn't very difficult to do this "wrong" to me either. I was hyper-critical of others around me, yet somehow those same standards I held up to others were never applied to me. Luckily, I have outgrown that behavior, however I do see it happening to so many others around me.

I guess what I would ask each of you - Is it worth it to cut out a friendship because your feelings are hurt? Shouldn't we all attempt to nurture our relationships and implement forgiveness?

I saw this fantastic video about friendship and forgiveness and had to share it with you:

How many times have you heard people say, "I don't care." Just like in the video, I agree that when you say, "I don't care," the truth is.. you really do.

I would love to hear about your "moving on" and forgiveness stories with friends. Feel free to write about it and ad a link in the comment section or just tell us there.

As for me, I have learned forgiveness. I am practicing it and I think I am better off for it. ;-)

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