Monday, February 06, 2006

FORGIVENESS (Attribute of the Strong)


To forgive
Is really to know
That nobody is perfect.
To forgive
Is not to forget.
To forgive is to see,
That we can be more kind and caring --
By accepting another's flaws,
So we can accept our own.
To forgive is
To pick one's self up,
Because each of us may stumble,
When we were trying to stand tall.
To forgive is
To acknowledge,
That each of us may sometimes say things
We wish we had never said.
To forgive is really to recognize
That we are much more
Than our mistakes.
To forgive is to calculate
That the odds are pretty good that
We might soon need to be forgiven ourselves.
Forgivenss is a statement.
That life sometimes gives us more
Than we can handle gracefully.
To forgive is to remember
That we must make room in our hearts to
Begin again, and again,
And again, and again.
To forgive is to remember that love
Is always more important than being right.
Forgiveness is starting over...
(with the knowledge that we have gained).
I forgive you, and I forgave myself.
I hope you can do the same.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. -Mahatma Ghandi

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