When I think about forgiveness, it's usually me asking forgiveness for something that I have said or done that might have offended another person. Or them asking forgiveness from me for something they have said or done that has hurt my feelings.
When I think about it in this way, I realize that there are certain people that I have to forgive before I can truly move on. Before I can truly be able to find someone else. Before I can be as good as I was before. There are two people in my life that I know I need to forgive at some point. Right now, I don't think I can forgive them, because I am still extremely hurt by what they did. But, I know that I will forgive them at some point in the near future.
There is one aspect of forgiveness that I tend to look over on a general basis, and that is forgiving myself. There are many things that I have done or have been done to me that I regret or wish didn't happen. I used to think about them daily, and I was never happy because I couldn't get over the fact that I made mistakes. I don't think about them that often anymore, but I do have trouble forgiving myself. In order to TRULY just let go, I need to do that.
Forgiving isn't just about other people. There are some instances where you may need to forgive yourself. That is what I am working on. I hope to be able to find a way to do that soon.
Forgiveness has been on my mind for close to two weeks now. I know I need to forgive, and I am working on it.
"I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men." (D&C 64:10)
Once I reach that level of forgiveness, of myself and the others, I know that I will feel better. I will love myself more so than I do now, and my life will be better than before.
And I am so excited.