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Personal Stories About ‘Forgiveness’

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    Forgiveness Is Bliss

    When I was a sophomore in high school, I will admit that against all better judgment, I was a total player. I had a new girlfriend every two weeks. About half way through the year, though, I met a girl who I could honestly say that I wanted to stay with for a while. Near the end of the year, we were possibly the...

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    A Gift To All But The Gift Was In The Giving

    In 1994, the year after my father-in-law died, I planned a surprise for my husband on our anniversary. I wrote all of his east coast relatives and asked if we could celebrate the Orthodox Christmas together. The older generation of my husband's family were raised Serbian Orthodox, and we'd chosen that date for...

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    Forgiveness

    Forgiveness Ever wonder just what Makes life seem worth living It’s knowing that the mistakes we make Can often times be forgiven Being willing to forgive Doesn’t always come easily But you have to let it go In order to stay healthy mentally Start by forgiving yourself For things you’re not proud...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Forgiveness’

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    Mercedes C

    My mother, Mercedes Coronado, who most know as "Meche" is my hero, not because she has special powers but because she is the most amazing person I have ever met. I honestly believe that she has the biggest heart in the world, my mother is not much of a emotional talker but she says so much with her actions. This...

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    Annie B

    Annie brings joy to my life. Every day that I see her she makes me smile. She is extremely smart and beautiful. annie always helps me out and is always there for me. She always makes me feel good and tells me to never give up. We have many fun memories together. I Love Annie.

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    Nelson M

    My hero is Nelson Mandela who taught me to forgive and not have grudges against each other. This has helped me to live a happy and fulfilled life. You don't have to be angry at someone for something they did to you. Let the past be the past and then you are healed and can live a happy life. Thank you.

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FORGIVENESS
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TRUST
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UNITY
CONFIDENCE
PATIENCE
VOLUNTEERING
CONNECTING
OPPORTUNITY
COMPASSION
SERVICE
GOOD EXAMPLES
STRENGTH
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COMPROMISE
INNOVATION
GIVING BACK
COURAGE
PREPARATION
APPRECIATION
FITNESS
INGENUITY
LAUGHTER
GRIT
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DETERMINATION
FRIENDSHIP
JOY
RESPONSIBILITY
DO THY BEST
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CIVILITY
LITERACY
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
LOYALTY
REACHING OUT
KINDNESS
HONESTY
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PRACTICE
OPTIMISM
CARING
IMAGINE
SHARING
LISTENING
SPORTSMANSHIP
FAMILY
LEARNING
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HEALTH
AMBITION
STEWARDSHIP
COMMITMENT
TEAM WORK
PASSION
PARENTING
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RISING ABOVE
OVERCOMING
HOPE
BEING THERE
RIGHT CHOICES
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BELIEVE
PERSISTENCE
GREAT MUSIC
PURPOSE
EDUCATION
MINDFULNESS
DEVOTION
ENCOURAGEMENT
HARD WORK
CHARITY
JUSTICE
CLASS AND GRACE
MENTORING
EXCELLENCE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
VISION
TRUE BEAUTY
COMPLIMENTS
APPRECIATING NATURE
CREATIVITY
RESPECT
DEDICATION
LEADERSHIP
PEACE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
PERSEVERANCE
LOVE
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my parents recently divorced. i'm 14, and im old enough to understand their divorce was not about me or my sister. however, he has been abusive both physically and emotionally to me and my mother for as long as i can remember... i even called the cops on him once. he lives a few minutes away now in an apartment, but i havent gone to visit him at all since the divorce 2 weeks ago. i hope i can find it in my heart to forgive him like my sister has, but its so hard.
michaela, texas

having the ability to know you love others
flor, alto

Forgiveness is a trait everyone needs because its what holds the country's of the world together. People should always learn to forgive and forget, because forgiveness allows you to move on to better things to greater dreams and stronger relationships.
Lila , Curtis MI usa

Your life experience IS what it IS and ISN'T what it ISN'T - so don't make your life experience what it ISN'T...ie...don't turn your life experience into marvelous dramas or into horror stories. EMBRACE life - LOVE it - LIVE it! (forgive and forget what you can't) You'll be surprised what a difference it makes!
Les Coughran, Camas WA

Forgiveness is hard, but you have to take the simplest step first, that is to be willing to have a relationship.do you want to be right or do you want to have a relationship?
larry, Nairobi,Kenya

When we are able to accept that we don't have to be perfect, we can move towards more consistently forgiving ourselves. Doing so allows us to be more vulnerable and our defenses naturally come down. When defenses come down, we are able to relate more authentically with our fellow human beings. Out of this type of relating comes joy, love and peace.
Ben G, Brisbane, CA

Forgiveness releases us to be healthy.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga

Being forgiven is love. Forgiving oneself is empowering, and may be the first step toward learning to love by healing the actions of the head and revealing the truth of the heart.
Jon, Indiana

Forgiveness is a cleansing of the heart
Darlene, California

"Forgiveness means mustering up the courage to free yourself from the monsters that are holding you back--anger and resentment."
Antonio Martins, SA, TX

ya, its in the act of forgiving where we learn important lessons in life. it's actually another starting point of a stronger relationship.
broz joseph tito, philippines

Como diria a música de Ludmila Ferber: "É preciso pedir e dar perdão, é preciso perder pra ganhar". How would the music of Ludmila Ferber: "You have to ask and give forgiveness, you must lose to win."
Anderson de Sousa Almeida, Colatina - ES, Brasil

Forgiveness is something that you can't pretend to do, you can say you forgive a person but you must mean it with everything inside of you.
Naria, Barbados

My boyfriend forgave me for cheating on him. But I haven't yet forgiven myself.
Wendee, LA

Forgiveness sets you free! It allows for hope to return to you and the person forgiven to not enslave you.
Lauri Miller Molnar, Akron/Canton Ohio

Forgiveness brings more peace to your soul than to the person you forgave. Anger and resentment hold you back, forgiveness moves you forward.
Donna, FL

Forgiveness is one's own release from anger and fear.
Gloria W, Fresno, CA

Forgiveness cannot be earned or achieved by the wrongdoer--it can only be granted or given by the one done wrong.
Mark Anthony DiBello, The City of Angels

Forgiveness makes the heart softer, it heals and gives us freedom from hurt. Live life joyfully.
Carolejane B, West Hartford, CT

I agree that forgiveness is hard to do. However, holding on to anger or pain for a lifetime is more difficult.
Natalie G, Garden Grove. CA