Dear Fake Forgiveness Human:
Fake news has become quite the topic of conversation. It has entered the conversation and tends to stir up strong and passionate feelings.
Did you know that there is also “fake forgiveness”? It’s been around a lot longer than fake news and is just as destructive.
Fake forgiveness is all about you – it circles back on itself. It never releases the hurt or upset; it only ties it up with a big bow so you can pull it out and show your friends.
Real forgiveness is also about you, but it springs from a yearning to learn from the experience, grow and expand into something bigger. It comes from a heartfelt desire to heal as quickly as possible.
Take a moment and look at this chart that shows the differences between fake forgiveness and real forgiveness.
Consider the times in your life where you thought you forgave the other person, but the hurt and resentment were still there. Can you see now that you were not really forgiving? Tomorrow I will share the secrets that dogs learn at the foot of their mothers.
Tail wagging furiously,
P.S. Why not check out my book, Drop the Leash: Let Go of the Past and Love in the Present? It makes a great Valentine’s Day gift for the dog lovers in your life.