Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Mahatma Gandhi Up until my early twenties, I carried around a lot of anger toward someone in my life.

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At my angriest point, I was convinced the person who hurt me did it with full intention and cruelty.

I felt not a shred of compassion; just unadulterated pain and rage.

Then I realized, unless someone is a sociopath, they are rarely without feeling.

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These steps should hopefully help you feel a little more confident and put aside any worries you may have.

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I realize it makes less compelling writing to talk so generally, but these stories aren’t only mine to tell.

They involve someone I love and have since forgiven.

So perhaps the kindest thing I can do both for them and me is retell the story, but instead create a new one: a story about letting go.

It’s a hard thing to do—to completely let go of something painful and forgive the person who may or may not have realized what they did.