"Jesus said to turn the other cheek He also said to forgive 70 times 7… Easy for Him to say, He was God or at least the Son of God.”
"How do I get to the place, where I forgive those, who disrespect me and criticize me; those who could care less about my feelings; yet, I still care about theirs?"
"Why is forgiveness so hard? Why does it take so much out of you? Why is it easier to hold on to a grudge, rather than to let it go? Am I doing something wrong? If it is true that we are to love others as we love ourselves and we stay mad at ourselves for our misdeeds and misdoing, is it realistic to easily forgive someone?"
"Be recognized and acknowledged, followed by a reasonable attempt to let bygones be bygones; is this one of the famous battles between head and heart with both having opposing views, but the same hold on your psyche, neither winning, neither losing."
"Sometimes I wonder if our lack of ability to forgive is truly more rooted in our bruised ego and hurt feelings. Perhaps the pain we feel is comforting if I were to release my anger and my pain only to be knocked again."
"Who becomes the bigger fool: me for trying, or them for doing?"
"I wish that such matters were as easy as a game of tic-tac-toe, or perhaps it is. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose ~ neither happens if you don't take a chance so I resolve to forgive, to be the bigger and better person."
"Give of myself as I would want others to give to me, and perhaps this time everyone will win!"
Grateful and Victorious Velma