Forgiving people has been soothing for me. Whether I am forgiving them for something they actually did or said to me or for something that I thought they did or said (smile) - it has given me a comfort that I can't describe.
But forgiving someone doesn't mean that you have re-establish a relationship or that you even have to talk to them. You don't have to subject yourself to those same people that have hurt you because chances are that although you may have changed - they haven't. I wouldn't put myself in any position that may open old wounds. I am glad to know that my heart has forgiven and that I will move on and live my life.
As this Thanksgiving approaches, my feelings are bittersweet. Things will never be as they were in the past, but the future looks bright and I am blessed to have been invited several places for Thanksgiving Dinner.
So Happy Thanksgiving to All Of You and if you haven't yet -