Be that flower that gives it’s fragrance to even the hand that crushes it
~ Islamic proverb
We’ve all been hurt or betrayed at some point in our lives and in many cases, it’s often by those we love the most. I chose this quote because it brings through the essence of forgiveness so beautifully.
Forgiveness is not a feeling. It’s a choice we make everyday, choosing peace and making a conscious effort to let go of painful burdens and anger.
It’s a choice we make to clear our hearts of all things ill to make place for all things good; love and light.
We often read or hear folk say that forgiveness is more for us than it is for the person or people we’re forgiving and I call truth!
Choosing to forgive someone is not an act of weakness, if anything, it is courage and strength personified!
We don’t forgive a person because they necessarily deserve it but rather because we deserve the peace. Let that sink in for a second.
… We know how hurtful situations can literally drain a person; mentally , physically and emotionally! But in saying that, they often force us to realize just how strong we are and I reckon peace is something we definitely deserve after such ordeals.
We should never forget that even when we’re crushed, we still have purpose, like the crushed flower that can still provide fragrance; something pleasant, something refreshing, something…delightful!
When somebody does something hurtful or bad to us, it’s a reflection of them and not of us. It’s essential for us to understand and remember this.
So I say, Be that flower, bloom beautifully, be crushed and let the world smell your scent. Then, make your come back and grow again.
Life is a journey, filled with ups and downs…let’s embrace it all and let’s choose to forgive along the way. Life is way too short to be festering feelings of anger, hurt, pain and suffering.
Make that choice (:
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✌🏼 |♥️|😃🌈 from just an ordinary girl