During my childhood I learned from my grandmother that I should always forgive people. When I think back I wonder why I never saw my Grandma angry. I still feel the energy flowing through my body as if she`s there with me and for me. And yes, I was lucky that she was a lot of times there for me. She was like an angel, she would come and save me from everything that would be harmful for me. She spoke a lot about forgiveness, most of the time when she couldn`t be there to protect me. She would say many times that I should always forgive my enemies when I would tell her that I was hurt by someone and therefor sad and angry. My Grandmother was always praying. Sometimes I could hear the words she was whispering. I could hear that she was asking God for forgiveness. I was confused because she was a good person, she would never hurt anybody, she wouldn`t talk bad about anybody, she would never interfere in ones business. So is it really necessary to ask for forgiveness when you`re a good person?
When someone did hurt me in the past, I preferred not to think about what my grandmother used to tell me, `cause I only wished for her not to see me sad or angry. I always hoped on moments like those that she would be busy watching over another grandchild while this one was being stubborn and not doing what was told the best to do: To forgive, feel free, happy and move on! But then the moment came when I decided to follow up her wise advice and forgive people around me. Her words worked, because I happen to be someone that can`t really carry a lot of unforgiveness with me. I`m bad with carrying hateful thoughts. It makes me restless and disturb my inner peace I prefer to “forget” fast and become happy again at once. Getting stuck with feelings of unforgiveness is a big waste of our lives. When we forgive someone it feels good, `cause we feel relieved, free and ready to continue enjoying our lives.
There`s one thing my grandma never told me, which I learned after forgiving people and being betrayed by the same persons more than once. It`s what John F. Kennedy once said: “Forgive your enemies but never forget their names”. There she goes again, the stubborn grandchild. But there`s a point here. You know better so you won`t make the same mistake next time.