Today, I reflected on a conversation I had with a loved one. One statement lingered in my mind –

“Forgiveness is easy. Healing is hard.”

Some truths jolt me into a realisation of our shared reality. This was one.

The advice to “forgive and forget” is really a nudge to “forgive and heal”.

Without healing, the torture becomes internal. No one else gets it but you. It is hard to explain internal pain, so you resort to groaning.

When you truly heal, the scars might hold a backstory, but the story does not hold you back.

Healing is hard. I pray for the courage to continually do hard things, gracefully.

I am thankful for those who do not just forgive, but have the courage to heal. Because of them, we keep moving forward.

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