Month: July 2009

Forgiveness Is Giving Up All Hope of a Better Yesterday

I sent out a tweet today with Lily Tomlin’s quote “Forgiveness is giving up all hope of a better past.” I love that quote because it’s so true. Forgiveness isn’t saying that it’s OK something happened. It’s not saying that you’d want it to happen again or that you’re willing to be a doormat, kicking post, punching bag, etc. in the future. It’s simply saying that you’ve come into acceptance of what happened as being true – without value judgement – and stopped putting energy into being outraged or angry or victimized by it.