Many people find it hard to forgive easily, but forgiveness is nothing but an acknowledgment.
Do you really know what happens when you forgive?
When you forgive, you don’t acknowledge that you allow your offender to do bad things to you or the ones you love.
When you forgive, you don’t acknowledge that you’re defeated and damaged.
When you forgive, you acknowledge that the worst shit happens to everyone and you’re prepared to live life to the fullest, anyway.
When you forgive, you acknowledge that your dreams need you more than your guilt and limitations.
When you forgive, you acknowledge that people are people and that we need to forgive one another for everyone to survive, together, in a world beyond our control.
Forgiving is freeing yourself from the cold, hurtful grasp of life. Forgiving is choosing to live with people and be happy.
Forgetting is a whole different matter, though.