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I forgive, but I rarely forget.
Yes if its a friend.
Forgiving is one thing. Forgetting is hard. I'll be doing this. Catch you later!
Food for thought for the morning walk, David. I'm with CrazyCath. Will be back....
Will post later!
It seems like once I got past age thirty I developed a greater capacity for this. While I agree with the others (above) about "the forgetting" but it's helpful sometimes to be able to let things go...
Easy to forgive, but it hard to forget.
Sometimes it's hard to forgive.......but forgetting is even harder.
very hard to forget. In fact - nearly impossible for me.
I believe in holding onto grudges as long as possible and then, when they have condensed into nuggets of pure bile, releasing them an enclosed space, preferably in close proximity to kittens, mimes, and people who say 'do you know what mean'.
If we forget everything we are eternally happy.We are eternal gits too. Repeating the same mistakes over and over without a chance to grow. I wish there was a pill to forget. Forget every horrible thing. We could truly choose to forget if we want to, than. But if we truly forgive and never forget, we don't truly forgive. It is an odd phrase that really means try to get past the transgression and try not to bring it up again. Where's my pill box? I heard if you take some beta blockers after a traumatic event you forget it or the sting of it.
Will you forgive me for answering the question on your blog?In a word "no". But... forgiveness is supposed to be cleansing for the victim not the perpetrator. So I suppose forgiveness is a good thing. But human nature being what it is, forgiveness is a very difficult concept. So many other emotions are involved, depending on the offense - betrayal, pain, confusion. I believe in the saying, "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."It's easier to forgive and forget, I think, if it's a family member, otherwise I do find it difficult.
Great question. Forgetting is definitely the more difficult I think. I've had an experience myself this year along these lines. But I shall blog about my own version of forgiving and forgetting later in the week. Thank you for encouraging a thought-provoking post, David.Crystal xx
I think that memory is why true forgiveness is hard won.
absolutely I haven't a moment to waste on grudges and negative energy will kill me ..seriously
Do I believe it should be done? Yes, for the good of all. Do I believe it can be done? I can forgive . . . but my memory won't be silenced. But after awhile it stops reminding me so often
David, I answered this one here. Thanks for this food for thought.
I have to agreed half of it.I can forgive but I wont forget.
Hi David:I agree with those before me. Forgiveness is possible and a good thing, indeed. Forgetting is hard, but time helps with that.Please forgive ME for not visiting lately.........lots going on around here to prevent my free time from happening!xoxoLinda
My post is now in & called The Bridge.
Hi David - my post is up here
Hmmmmm. I believe in forgive but it's not always easy to forget.
Okay, David, it's been a while since I did one of these but, my response is up. :) Cheers!
Well, just in time for the NEXT weekend wandering, I have this response up. Here is the url;http://thoughtsfrommillermanor.blogspot.com/2008/06/weekend-wandering-forgive-and-forget.htmlHappy weekend!TM
MOB asked me to expand on my experience of "Forgive and Forget" as I'd left a comment on Maggie's post about it....I'm hopeless at links - how do I link my post back to you? Anyway, you might prefer that I don't ! It's quite long...Lx
Yay, I actually did this one. Sorry it's been a while. :D
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