The Balancing Act: Live & Learn or Forgive & Forget?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of forgiveness.  Raising Christian, the concept of forgiving others is not new to me.  And I like to think that I have been pretty forgiving with the people in my life who have ‘wronged’ me.  But here’s the thing, I may choose to move past the wrong-doing.  We may ‘still be friends’ and all that jazz.  But it’s not that I have /forgotten/.  Forgetting about it and letting it go just seems… too risky and in complete opposition to another life lesson: Live and Learn.

The idea behind ‘live and learn’ is that we will make mistakes; it’s part of life.  However, we are meant to learn from these mistakes to avoid repeating them again. So if you /forget/ about the wrong-doing of someone in your life, are you learning from your mistake?

How do you balance?  Do you need to forget in order to truly forgive them? Just wondering…

 

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About DMarie2484

Devon Marie Purington is a Book-Readin, Article-Draftin, Muscial-Watchin, Coffee-Drinkin, Chocolate-Cravin, Pixie-Obsessing, Children-Adorin Residence Life Coordinator with a passion for education and student development inside the classroom and beyond.
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One Response to The Balancing Act: Live & Learn or Forgive & Forget?

  1. Elizabeth says:

    If you forget….doesn’t that mean you are open to repeat the same circumstances?

    The hardest part is to live and learn to forgive, but never to forget the lesson you learned.

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