This week for Sunday Motivation I wanted to talk about forgiveness. The quote above really resonated with me this week so I wanted to share. "When a friend does something wrong, don't forget all the things they did right."
Too many people harbor negative feelings towards others because they were hurt by them, but that is going to happen in life. People are going to hurt you, even your friends. It's actually quite normal. You can learn a lot from the hurt and sometimes the pain will help you grow. What does not help you grow is keeping in the negative feelings. It is always important to forgive your friends, and it's even okay to forgive your enemies(trust me, nothing will bother them more).
Just remember that no one is perfect, and if your friends hurt you, they probably didn't mean to do it. One mistake shouldn't outweigh ten good deeds. It would be a shame to miss out on future memories because you are too busy holding in that anger. Just release it and forgive them.
If it turns out that maybe you need to move on, then forgive them and distance yourself from them. It is important to recognize that forgiveness does not necessarily mean that you have to stay friends with someone. Forgiveness allows you to clear your mind and focus on the positive things in your life.
This week, take the time to forgive your friends and your enemies. Think about which friends really did not mean to hurt you and tell try to make amends with them. Find the friends that do not fit into your life right now, forgive them, and distance yourself so that you can focus on the positive. Lastly, forgive your enemies. Don't let them get the best of you. Forgive them and forget about them. You will feel much better after.