I’ve been thinking about this a lot the last few days, since my first and only entry was on New Years Day last year. There were two specific incidents that I had in mind when I adopted it.
The first, I think I can safely say has been forgiven and forgotten as best as it ever will. It doesn’t hurt anymore, and therefore I never use it to hurt the other person. It took a long time, but I truly believe that my friend never meant to hurt me.
The second event has been harder to forget, and even to just forgive. I knew it would be the harder of the two, because it was a situation where he should have known better. I have to keep reminding myself that it takes two, and I have my own responsibility.
Hopefully it won’t take me until next January to get there, though! I have faith that I can let this go.