Sometimes Forgetting is just as Good as Forgiving…
I was at the zoo one day with my 3-yr-old granddaughter. About the time we were walking in front of the Elephant exhibit I stepped on her foot. She bounced up and down and fussed and tried to cry. So I picked her up and told her how sorry I was and asked “Do you forgive me?” and she said “No!” She just wanted to see the Lions!
So we shared a bowl of Dipping Dots (Ice Cream), both our first time and sat in front of the Lion exhibit, where we couldn’t see the Lion sleeping on the top ledge. About the time we finished the ice cream. That Lion stood up where we could get a good look and roared for a minute that you could hear all over the zoo. I asked her if her foot was ok and she said “what?”
So sometimes forgetting is just as good as forgiving! That’s why you have to forgive yourself, because more times than not, all is forgotten. And if you are holding on to something waiting for an apology, don’t! They may have already forgotten. Just forgive and forget and carry on. Move on with your life and be there when the Lion roars!