Mistakes and forgiveness

Tranquil Thursday

Maggie’s questions;

Have you made mistakes in life, things that you regret?

Of course, I have made many mistakes in life that I regret. There is no going back to fix things so the only way is to learn from our mistakes and move on.

Have these mistakes hurt others? If so, did they forgive you? Have you forgiven yourself?

I think my mistakes cause temporary hurt to those dear to me and I always am the one to apologize. Maybe too many times, sometimes but I don’t think people bear a grudge against me. As for me, I’ve tried to forgive myself and learn from my blunders.

Are mistakes simply a learning experience, or are they a result of poor judgement?

Both, I think. We initially make mistakes when we make wrong choices/ decisions and wise is the one who learns how not to make the same mistakes again.

Does it bother you knowing someone cannot or will not forgive you for something?

If there is someone out there who didn’t forgive me despite my apology, I can’t do anything about it except pray that their heart lightens and the burden of the grudge lifts from their soul.

Is it easier to forgive others than it is to forgive yourself?

It is easier to forgive someone who genuinely repents. I have forgiven myself because I’m only human and the mistakes I’ve made in life weren’t intentional.


In response to Tranquil Thursday # 11, hosted by Maggie



43 thoughts on “Mistakes and forgiveness

  1. I don’t think we can ask more of a person who embraces their humanity and focuses on learning from their missteps. If someone does not care to learn and improve, then perhaps those are people we must filter out of our lives. Whether it is ourselves, or others, forgiveness can certainly free the soul from burdens. Thank you, Sadje.

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  2. reading your post reminded me of my dad. He would often quote this to us…

    “He who knows and knows that he knows is wise…follow him”

    thank you for sharing, Sadje G🤍🙏

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  3. I agree about not having any control over others’ actions. But given its harder to forgive ourselves than forgive others, I wonder what pain they must be in to be unable to forgive. To let go

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  4. What a wonderful response to this prompt Sadje! 👏🏼 We’ve been there, pondering the same scenario of mistakes, whether we made them or someone else. We have to give ourselves permission to forgive others and especially forgive ourselves. Thanks so much for sharing! 🤗💖😘💐🥰

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