Hello again. I didn't get to visit you guys this week. I got my patience stretched for 4 days now. I'd bet it's already a mile long. You see, last Monday, the people in my small town experienced an earthquake. The 6.2 earthquake hit Negros at around 4:47 Monday morning, and was felt intensity 5 in Iloilo city (where I live). It lasted for about a minute or so. No one got hurt, thank God.
The internet was down since Monday. They say the cables were damaged. Nothing I can do about that. So I opted to use my SmartBro Internet plug-it. Geez. The connection speed was like going on EDSA during a Friday rush hour. Oh yeah. Can you spell SLOW?
Oh well. Looking at the bright side, I can still check my mails and log in on Twitter, Facebook and G+. But yes, I haven't checked up on some blogs. I did visit some of my friends' blogs but only quite a few. 4 or 5, maybe? I am now making up for it. ♥
Anyway, I just wanna share this picture I got from Tumblr.
This is so true. We all make mistakes. And to grant forgiveness is not a sign of weakness.
Two days ago, I felt sad because of what I've read in one of my friend's blog post. And yeah, I was offended and I was hurt. I don't want to go on pretending that everything's fine. And so, I told them.. and all is well now. I think it's always a good idea to tell your friends what you really feel than to just keep those feelings bottled up inside you.
I also wanna share this quote.
Forgive and forget. That’s what they say. It’s good advice, but it’s not very practical. When someone hurts us, we want to hurt them back. When someone wrongs us, we want to be right. Without forgiveness, old scores are never settled… old wounds never heal. And the most we can hope for, is that one day we’ll be lucky enough to forget.
- Meredith, Grey's Anatomy
Is it hard to forgive? I'd say, no. But it is pretty hard to forget.
Everything can be forgiven. Big mistakes. Small mistakes. It just a matter of time. But it is very difficult to NOT remember the hurt and pain caused by breach of trust. Once your trust is broken, it will take time to gather up all the pieces.
Trust. It is the foundation of all relationships. Once broken, it'll never go back to the way it used to be.
Since human beings rationalize everything, it is hard for us to forget what someone did to us in the past. It is virtually impossible to forget. Breach of trust can bring about feelings of hurt, anger, guilt and even hostility. When someone you love betrays your trust, it hurts even more.
But we're only human. We're not perfect. We all make mistakes. Even stones have rough edges.
In the end, we really do need to grant forgiveness to people who has done us wrong. And we do have to stop living in the past and live in the NOW so that we can freely embrace our future.
After all, to err is human, to forgive is divine.