Forgiveness is not always...

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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness!

Attributed to Marianne Williamson


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Comments (14)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - definitely something to consider.  

May 22, 2022 03:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Happy Sunday,Paul- this is so true. It can be hard to forgive but we owe it to ourselves to do so- not so much for the transgressor but for our own peace of mind 

May 22, 2022 05:28 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Forgiveness is easy to think about but more difficult to bring about. Enjoy your day.

May 22, 2022 05:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That's quite true, Paul. But I'm still of the school of thought that I might forgive, but I don't forget.

May 22, 2022 06:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, this is a tough one, and one doesn't ever forget when transpired.

May 22, 2022 06:08 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Forgiveness seems easy for me, but it is the forgetting part that is tough for me, haha.

May 22, 2022 06:18 AM
Ray Henson

Forgetfulness can really help at times.  I think that is one thing that has helped out marriage.  I only remember the good things. 

May 22, 2022 07:44 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I will second that, Paul.  It took me a long time to learn, but to forgive does lighten the heart.

May 22, 2022 07:43 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Paul, this is an especially good one.  To be honest, I have a tough time with forgiveness.  As the years go by it becomes easier.  Mark

May 22, 2022 08:43 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I was successful in my practice of forgiving 2 people that I had written off 40 years ago. I got hate out of my head once and for all Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho 

May 22, 2022 09:39 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and I rank this one up there in top ones you have shared with us in the past.


May 22, 2022 09:28 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I try Will Hamm 

May 22, 2022 09:40 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul,
This is an interesting one. They say forgiveness is more for ourselves than the one who wronged us. I honestly don't know if I forgive as much as I just let go of certain wrongs that have been done to me. I sometimes think forgiveness sets us up for allowing another disappointment. Letting go lets me move on.

May 22, 2022 10:10 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Paul to forgive is a gift to oneself more than whoever we thought hurt us. Holding on to hurt and anger is not good for anyone.

May 22, 2022 02:36 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It did wonders for me Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 

May 22, 2022 09:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are true words about forgiveness, Paul.  It provides acceptance, and a commitment to move on.

May 23, 2022 08:46 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If we don't forgive, we only hurt ourselves.

May 24, 2022 06:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Paul,

Ahhhh.... this quote is so true. Its not easy but totally necessary if you are ever going to have peace. Then and only then can you move on!

May 27, 2022 02:28 PM