Explore the value of Forgiveness
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THE ACT OF FORGIVENESS: LEARNING HOW TO FORGIVE “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” ~ Alexander Pope There is one golden rule of happiness that sounds so simple but is often drowned out in the chaotic noise of our lives “Treat others like you would like to be treated”. We need to cultivate the ability to forgive others as well as ourselves in order to...
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LAST WORDS My story may not be one of many challenges or of many hardships. But it is one that I know made me who I am today. It started the year of sixth grade. I met and became best friends with a girl named Carla. We made each other laugh and smiles were never far away. Then summer came. Carla was more of a tomboy and...
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FRIENDSHIP AND FORGIVENESS Sometimes you have to forgive people for their mistakes. A long time ago, my friend Jessica betrayed me. She started hanging out with some girls that were really mean to me. Every day I would walk up to her and say hello and she would ignore me. One day these girls starting saying very mean things about me and...
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FORGIVENESS QUOTATIONS
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“It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”

Maya Angelou

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“You don't have to accept the invitation to get angry. Instead, practice forgiveness, empathy and encouragement.”

Dan Fallon

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“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”

Paul Boese

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“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.”

Nelson Mandela

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“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”

Les Brown

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“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”

Robert Muller

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“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. ”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“To understand is to forgive, even oneself.”

Alexander Chase

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“Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.’”

Oprah Winfrey

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“Until we have seen someone's darkness, we don't really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone's darkness, we don't really know what love is.”

Marianne Williamson

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“Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.”

Indira Gandhi

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'forgiveness'.
FORGIVENESS
Mercedes C My mother, Mercedes Coronado, who most know as "Meche" is my hero, not because she has special powers but because she is the most amazing person I have ever met. I honestly believe that she has the biggest heart in the world, my mother is not much of a emotional talker but she says so much with her actions. This...
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Nelson M My hero is Nelson Mandela who taught me to forgive and not have grudges against each other. This has helped me to live a happy and fulfilled life. You don't have to be angry at someone for something they did to you. Let the past be the past and then you are healed and can live a happy life. Thank you.
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Annie B Annie brings joy to my life. Every day that I see her she makes me smile. She is extremely smart and beautiful. annie always helps me out and is always there for me. She always makes me feel good and tells me to never give up. We have many fun memories together. I Love Annie.
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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Your Comments
michaela from texas JUNE 15, 2014
my parents recently divorced. i'm 14, and im old enough to understand their divorce was not about me or my sister. however, he has been abusive both physically and emotionally to me and my mother for as long as i can remember... i even called the cops on him once. he lives a few minutes away now in an apartment, but i havent gone to visit him at all since the divorce 2 weeks ago. i hope i can find it in my heart to forgive him like my sister has, but its so hard.

flor from alto JANUARY 10, 2014
having the ability to know you love others

Lila from Curtis MI usa DECEMBER 10, 2013
Forgiveness is a trait everyone needs because its what holds the country's of the world together. People should always learn to forgive and forget, because forgiveness allows you to move on to better things to greater dreams and stronger relationships.

Les Coughran from Camas WA MARCH 31, 2013
Your life experience IS what it IS and ISN'T what it ISN'T - so don't make your life experience what it ISN'T...ie...don't turn your life experience into marvelous dramas or into horror stories. EMBRACE life - LOVE it - LIVE it! (forgive and forget what you can't) You'll be surprised what a difference it makes!

larry from Nairobi,Kenya SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Forgiveness is hard, but you have to take the simplest step first, that is to be willing to have a relationship.do you want to be right or do you want to have a relationship?

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