"The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity." - Francis Maitland Balfour
"An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves." -
Have you been hurt by someone whom you trusted so much with your life? All along you have centered your life with him, you think you cannot breath with him nor live without him. Then all of a sudden his gone, never to return again. How about a best friend's betrayal? You will ask your self what did i do wrong, you pity yourself and feel that you are not worthy to anyone's love because they leave you, you despise the person who hurt you, next time you knew, your heart turn into a stone. Seems it cannot feel the pain anymore, it is now full of hatred, revenge and distrust to anyone. The next big problem is FORGIVENESS will be out of sight anymore.
Saying you forgive someone for all the bad thing and misery he cause your life seems hard enough to utter, what more doing it. But we have to realize that in order for us to move on and go on with living our life to the fullest is to FORGIVE. It will heal our yearning spirit who thirst for love and only through FORGIVENESS we are able to once again experience the flow of love, it will release the anger and be replaced by peace, calm and understanding heart.
Most of us go through life's turmoil, be it about loss of love one, loss of trust or even death. It is part of our travel as we go through life. We will encounter many challenges and all the experiences we had before be it good or bad, will serve as lesson learned and will help us best to cope up with more new experiences - making us develop our personality and feel the essence of being whole.