Forgive and Forget. Nope.
‘Tis the season for forgiveness. Why? It irks me that during this time of the year one hears how one: 1) shouldn’t hold grudges, 2) show mercy, 3) let go of resentment, blah, blah, blah.
I’m all for forgiveness. Really, I am. I’m a nice person—ask Better Half! But, in order to forgive, shouldn’t the other offending person want and ask for forgiveness? I’m just not in the habit, nor am I willing to develop the habit, of forgiving willy-nilly. The offending person should offer an apology, acknowledgment of their misdeed(s), restitution, something, anything! But to ask me to forgive because “it’s the right thing to do” doesn’t fly in my book. Can’t do it. Won’t do it. If they don’t want to be forgiven, then what are you forgiving? At that point, forgiving is acting like what happened, did not.
Give me a reason to forgive you. Trust me, I don’t want to hold on to grudges. “Cowboy/Cowgirl Up” and take responsibility for your actions. Good karma will then come your way.
‘Tis the season to ask for forgiveness.