“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections
I forgive him. But more than that, I wish him well.
Anger and frustration have their place. Feel all the feelings – but don’t stay stuck there. Choose to move toward who you truly are: an ecstatic, fun-loving, joy-filled person. That’s what you are at your core. So let the anger and frustration have their transient moment. Then get on with your bad-ass self, loving life.
I cannot unring the bell that caused my anger and frustration. I can, however, choose to turn my focus back to who I really am. That me – she wants everyone to be happy, healthy, and fulfilled. Yes, everyone. Including him. If for no other selfish reason than I feel better when I’m wishing him well than when I’m pissed off at his antics.
When I wish him well, I’m back in tune with the flow of who I really am.
Right where I want to be.