Say you’re sorry

nelson mandela forgiveness quote

Like many important life skills, it starts in the sand box.

“That wasn’t nice to take his bucket. Say you’re sorry.”
“I’m sorry.”
“Say ‘I forgive you.’ ”
“I forgive you.”

It begins like brushing teeth. It’s something you are told you must do, a habit you must develop even though you cannot comprehend the consequence of a cavity.

I have learned a lot about the consequences of not forgiving. Like a cavity, at first, bitterness does unseen damage.

 

Click here to read the rest of the article I wrote about the importance of forgiving over at The Art of Simple.