Forgivness is a funny thing, isn't it?
So, I received an email the other day from "the ex's" sister, saying "I really hope someday you can forgive him for whatever he has done, I really miss you being part of the family, and I know he misses you, too." etc... I didn't write back, and don't intend to.
I understand where she is coming from. After all, I lost a great second family and a few friends in the process. She and I were pretty close, but that's just the way it goes when decisions like that have to be made.
However, I've been thinking a lot lately (even before that email) I wish I could find forgiveness. Not so I could take him back, but to make peace with myself. I'm tired of being angry.
"Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves... "
...anyone have some advice to share, maybe a story on how you found forgiveness?