- Because someday you will make a far bigger mistake, and you will need someone to say, “It’s ok, I understand”.
- Because some relationships are more important than a few circumstances, you have to decide which ones.
- Because you need some people more than you think you do.
- Because you regret ego clashes at a later point in life.
- Because after everything, you either live with the burden all your life or move on. Forgiveness makes the latter happen. The choice is yours.
Forgive and forget, easier said than done? I think so. When was the last time you forgave someone, and you don’t remember what was it about. Hardly happens, right? That’s why most people, including me, have started following the mantra that says, forgive but don’t forget. Sounds more realistic, doesn’t it? In fact, other than being more real, it is important too, forgiving, because you need to take the baggage off, and not forgetting because you don’t want the same thing happening again.
I am someone who clings on to everything before finally letting it go, and usually learn it the hard way. I have forgiven people for not treating me right, several times. But, more than others, I have had problems forgiving myself. Each one of us knows it when they are doing something wrong. However, you just cannot live with the guilt all your life. It takes courage to accept that you made a mistake and that you are ready to make a fresh start overcoming it.
So, today, forgive yourself for the things that you regret doing in the first place, and take a pledge of being honest with yourselves. It doesn’t matter if the world knows about it or not. At the end, you should be able to live with yourself.