Gift of Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Nothing is as painful,
As unforgiveness to the soul;
A heart that’s torn asunder,
With forgiveness becomes whole.
A single kind word spoken
Means more than countless words;
The true words, “I forgive you,”
Are all that need be heard.
To a soul that has been wounded,
Like a healing, cooling balm;
Forgiveness soothes and comforts
Till at last the soul is calm.
For the soul that seeks forgiveness,
When forgiveness can’t be found;
It struggles vainly every day,
To hear that simple word.
The power of those three kind words,
Can heal a heart that’s broken;
But that heart cannot begin to heal,
As long as words remain unspoken.
Compassion in its purest sense,
Reside in those three words;
The three words, “I forgive you,”
Are that need be heard.

~Allison Chambers Coxsey

May we find it in our hearts to accept forgiveness.

May we find it in our hearts to forgive ourselves from judging another for what they did or said to us.

May we find it in our hearts to forgive ourselves from judging ourselves as not worthy of another’s time or attention.

May we find it in our hearts to forgive ourselves from judging another as not loving us.

May we find it in our hearts to forgive ourselves for not recognizing and accepting their love.

May we find it in our hearts to forgive ourselves for denying ourselves our own love.

Forgiveness and healing happens when we make no judgement, release expectations and give up the need to know why things happen the way they do.
Forgiveness happens when we forgive ourselves and allow compassion to seep back into our waiting hearts.
Forgiveness is the precious gift we give ourselves.

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