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Forgiveness Challenge: Day 3

When we are betrayed, it is almost impossible to feel any kind of empathy for that person. Even if we really sit down and think about why a person betrays another, I relate it to a deep pain the betrayer feels, but sometimes the betrayer doesn’t admit it or even know it.

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When we are betrayed, it is almost impossible to feel any kind of empathy for that person. Even if we really sit down and think about why a person betrays another, I relate it to a deep pain the betrayer feels, but sometimes the betrayer doesn’t admit it or even know it. I want the betrayer to know and be accountable for his/her own pain because knowing is half the battle to at least an apology or refraining from making the same mistakes.
After comforting a friend today after severe heartbreak, this is what I am thinking. Finding empathy is pretty tough. I have been working on it so it is easy for me, but I don’t believe that finding empathy is so easy for all offenses. That is maybe a part of the forgiveness that you may need to revisit later.
I do know that it’s helpful to repeat…

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Like any other human, I have fears, plans, joys. I engage in bad self-talk and I am at a crossroads as I get older because we get to watch our loved ones die more often now. We have mental illness in our family and I am still trying to understand it and strive to encourage success in my loved ones and crush the stigma. I am a culinary artist, group fitness instructor. I love nature and I enjoy writing about my heart on my sleeve.

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