“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
You think you’re over it.
You pretend everything is ok.
But something isn’t quite right.
You have trouble sleeping. You can’t stop thinking about what happened. You can’t seem to move on.
We have a hard time forgiving people, some more than others. The reason is because many of us have faulty notions of what forgiveness is in the first place – like receiving an apology or being reconciled with the person.
We may not want to admit it, but sometimes when we’re looking to offer forgiveness, we want it to be because somebody else conceded first. But what you’re waiting for may never happen, especially when dealing with toxic people.