I Will Never Forgive That B*tch

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“Yes, a friend might have said something cruel to you—but in her heart, she’s simply lost and lonely like everyone else.”  — Marianne Williamson

So often, when I am commenting on someone’s blog or writing on my own, I start talking about forgiveness. And people may think, Yeah, whatever. Everyone talks about forgiveness these days, but I can’t let go of what happened to me, nor do I want to. Other people know that they do want to because forgiveness is the key to their own happiness.

Flashback to me, twelve years ago: “I will never forgive that bitch.”

I used those exact words in describing a former friend. And I was therefore tied to that friend through drama after drama, fueled by drinking, even when I moved out of the area. And I was totally justified, I thought, and I could explain why ad nauseam. Reliving the ‘betrayal” would get my blood pumping in seconds. It made it hard to sleep.

In time, only true forgiveness freed me. I called her out the blue one day, a decade later. It wasn’t easy to pick up the phone, but it was easy to reconnect and talk like old times. And I love her now, thought she isn’t in my life. I do ask for her forgiveness through prayer on a regular basis, and I know she feels it in her heart.

Marianne Williamson is so good at explaining why forgiveness is key to everything else:

The Miracle of Forgiveness

8 thoughts on “I Will Never Forgive That B*tch

  1. You are soooo right, my friend. Forgiveness is the key to happiness…including forgiving yourself. I have forgiven everyone. Yes…everyone…even THEM. So freeing😊

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  2. I agree entirely. And coming to that revelation isn’t easy, it takes a lot of self-reflection to realize we’re the cause of most of our “problems”…beautifully written! Sending you love and thinking of you. Xx

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  3. The thought from Marianne which sticks with me is, “Remember, there’s only one of us here”. So simple, yet so hard to absorb. I am just as much a part of the Universe as you are. God only has one child, and it’s us…or something along those lines. Helps me see people in a different light…helps me see them as me..

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