I'm Hannah: mother, wife, photographer, writer, artist, wellness enthusiast and lover of the simple and beautiful. I live in South Florida with my husband Manny, our three children (Seth, Isaac, and Eaden), and our golden doodle Lily.
This is my journal of motherhood, homeschooling, health, and living with grace & intention

Some Thoughts on Forgiveness

I recently had the opportunity to see the power of forgiveness first hand in the life of someone I'm close to, and I can't help but be amazed. That choice, that act of letting go of hurt, has brought so much freedom and healing and brought a family back together. It is so beautiful.

I think that it comes more naturally to us as humans to hold grudges and remember wrongs done to us. This tendency is so damaging, but it seems to be built into our psyche. I have been the one who hung on to hurt, and until I was able to forgive, I carried that heavy baggage constantly. I felt the pain of it almost daily. Letting go was sweet freedom. I could move on, and I felt lighter and happier. Eventually the relationship saw reconciliation and healing, as did my own heart. All of this because I chose to seek forgiveness, even though I was the one who was hurt to begin with. {I can guarantee that I never could have done this solely on my own power. The grace and strength to forgive comes from Something higher than ourselves.}

There is so much power in this simple thing, probably because it does go against our instinctual tendencies. Choosing something better, even if it may be harder, has real and beautiful rewards. In fact, the greater the wrong, and therfore the more difficult to forgive, the more freedom and grace will come from the act of forgiveness.

How totally amazing is that?

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