7th July is Global Forgiveness Day. There is an International Forgiveness Day on the 1st Sunday of August, and most religions have their own Forgiveness Days.
It may already be the 8th of August here in Australia, but we are so far ahead we are behind the rest of the world LOL. Most other countries are still celebrating the 7th of July, so I shall simply follow suit.
So, what is “forgiveness”? According to Wikipedia, ” Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well. Forgiveness is different from condoning (failing to see the action as wrong and in need of forgiveness), excusing (not holding the offender as responsible for the action), pardoning (granted by a representative of society, such as a judge), forgetting (removing awareness of the offense from consciousness), and reconciliation (restoration of a relationship).”
So, today being Global Forgiveness Day, I am sharing with you some quotable quotes that I found on Google. They explain things very well and succinctly. Pow!!
This is so true. You can never retract your words, or indeed your actions. Once the damage is done, it’s never going to be the same again. And to expect the victim to “Forgive and Forget” is just a glib way of saying “I’m getting away with it”.
If someone who knows they have done wrong cannot bring themselves to admit their guilt and take steps to rectify the situation, then their silence serves to reinforce their guilt. This saying is relevant also to other parties who condoned, or excused the guilty party’s behaviour. Their crime is just as bad. Shame on them!
SIGH. Some people just lack a guilty conscience and don’t understand why their actions could have hurt another person. People like these are mostly self-absorbed, egoistic and narcissistic. They can only see things their way, they don’t believe that they could ever do anything wrong…”So why are you kicking up such a big fuss over nothing?!”
A narcissist thinks the whole world revolves around him. Any injury to his name is an insult to his reputation, which he must try to protect as much as possible. Or so he believes. When in reality, it is his moral character that is in question, not his reputation.
Especially if the person thinks they can just go out and continue where they left off. Remember the story of the boy who cried “Wolf”? The first time, perhaps even the second time, you would want to believe his lies…but after that, you just don’t know whether he’s telling you the truth or not.
the 4 most important aspects in Life are Love, Honesty, Truth and Respect. Without these, you have nothing, and believe me, the power of those 4 simple words put together in terms of relationships is nothing to be sniff at. When someone has wronged you, you don’t just lose one of the 4, you stand to lose them all.
And finally, a word to those who have wronged me. You know who you are. If you want forgiveness, sure I’ll forgive you. I’ll even wish you all the best for your future. But you’re sadly mistaken if you believe I will, or even should, forget what you did and trust you like before. I am not a fool. Your actions and reactions have only served to make me even stronger than ever before.
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