Quickie: Forgiveness Is…

by P. Braithwaite

Forgiveness is giving up the right to retaliate. Forgiveness is the willingness to have something happen the way it happened. It’s not true that you can’t forgive something; it’s a matter of the will, and you always have the choice. Forgiveness is never dependent on what the other person does or does not do; it is always under our control. Forgiveness is giving up the insistence on being understood….

–Pixie Koestline Hammond (For Everything There Is a Season)

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