Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.~ Mark Twain
And so it occurs to me that when it comes to forgiveness, there are 3 types of people.
Some people walk through life unconscious….. going about their days thinking they are very well-adjusted with no unforgiveness lurking about in their minds…bodies…souls. They are oblivious to the need to forgive or that they even have a reason to forgive. Whether it is forgiveness for others or themselves. And usually, it is not because it does not exist within them, it is just that they have buried it deep within. Funny thing about buried things, they usually have a way of resurfacing!
Then there are those that wear their unforgiveness…their grudges, on their arms like a badge of honor! They wear them proudly…full of the type of hate that only a grudge can fuel. They are fully aware of their unforgiveness, but see no need to unburden themselves of it. And some…well, some would not want to let it go if you paid them.
Then there are those who recognize unforgiveness .These people see how it will benefit their lives to let it go. Whether it is forgiveness for their own perceived terrible deeds or those transgressions brought upon them by others. They are aware of the benefits ! You will find these people in various stages of growth as they either learn to let go or already have. These are the lucky ones! the ones that have learned the secret; that the forgiveness is really for YOU.
So…which type are you? Have you ever even considered the thought? Which type am I you ask?? Me? I am in the third category. I see the benefits and I let go as best that I can. It is a growth lesson each and every time that I have something occur which causes me the need to forgive and let go. I love and welcome the growth and the opportunity to get deeper into my soul and see what I am really made of.
I can only hope the same for you.