FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness is to give others pardon for something they may have done.

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  • “It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.”

    —Joseph Addison English Essayist, Poet, Playwright And Politician.

  • “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”

    —Honore de Balzac Novelist

  • “Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.”

    —Henry Ward Beecher Clergyman, Social Reformer

  • “There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”

    —Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] Humorist, Essayist

  • “It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too.”

    —Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] Humorist, Essayist

Stories About Forgiveness

Choosing To Forgive

Submitted by Anonymous

No one likes to talk about forgiveness, because for most people I think it has a religious connotation. But the dictionary...

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Forgiveness

Submitted by Jairit

Jairit Medina

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5/13/14

Now that the big day is finally here, July 5th 2014. After everything...

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Mom And Daughter Relationships

Submitted by Caitlin Stromberg

Forgiveness

My Mom and I have had a rocky past and I had left the house at the age of 17. There were a lot of mixed...

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Everyday Hero Stories

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...

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Glen W

This is the story of my youngest son, Glen, who is no longer with us. He passed away almost seven years ago and would have...

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David Bagley

My Anthem...

I would respectfully like to share my story with you. It is about surviving, healing, faith and forgiveness....

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Recent Comments

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