This Is Why I’m Forgiving You

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People may say you’re not worth it or you don’t deserve something you didn’t ask for. But I know in my heart that I am capable and ready of this– forgiving you and letting you go.

I don’t want to spend every day thinking of all the possible reasons to hate you just to make myself believe that I’m okay. I want to be okay, but it doesn’t mean I have to bring you down just to lift my spirits up. I want to be alright, be happy and contented with where I am and what I have now. I want to be the best version of myself. I want to regain the pieces of myself that I lost when I loved you too much. I want to be myself again.

I’m forgiving you because as early as now, I want to let you go.

We hurt each other and didn’t do anything good. We were in a toxic friendship that I fought to keep but we soon realized it wasn’t worth it. Now that we’ve come to our senses, this is the best time to continually go our separate ways. I’m letting you go and forgiving you for all the things you’ve done. And I’m forgiving myself for breaking the promise I told myself that I wouldn’t get hurt by the same person who broke me. I’m forgiving you because you need to be free. Free of obligation, worry and pain. And I do too. We both deserve to be happy, happier apart.

It takes a lot of courage to forgive but it takes a lot more to ask for forgiveness. And I’m asking you now to forgive me for being too late. To forgive me for asking for too much. To forgive me for being not enough. Forgive me for believing that it was all real.

I’m forgiving you because I love you and mainly because I love myself more. I want to be free of the toxic thoughts of you and the times that we were in pain. I want to be free of the hatred and distrust. I want to start over with a heart of hope and peace of mind. I want to start over and get over you. I want to restart. I want to let go, move on and live on.

Life doesn’t stop when you run out of reasons to go on, it continues once you start finding reasons to look forward to. And I have found those reasons.

I’m forgiving you not because I still love you, but because I’ve realized that I should love myself more. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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