Sometimes it’s hard being the better person.
One of my blogging friends, Sue, has an amazing post re: forgiveness. I struggle with forgiveness, really struggle. If you’ve read my blog, you understand this is one “item” I don’t handle well.
I had a horrific boss at the local college where I worked, and last year she hurt me in ways that not only illegal, but unimaginable. To put it bluntly, one of my favorite quotes is by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” Except she is NOT great. Bad, not great. Very, very bad.
I encourage you to check out Sue’s post. I am going to get a copy of the book (by Dr. Frederic Luskin) she discusses and see if it can’t help me in my struggle to define “forgiveness.” I think it just might.
Hum, it must be sad to be my former boss and realize she’s lost virtually all her friends and self-respect. I have so much more than she will ever have. Karma is a good thing!