The girl who will give you another balloon after you popped her balloon before
“When deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive… Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” ~ Mary Karen Read
Have you ever been disappointed by people that you deeply love and care about? When those whom you loved and cared has wronged or hurt you in any way, shape, or form? I guess everyone has. It’s never a nice experience, huh?
I have been disappointed like most people. Every time this heart-wrenching thing happens, I am faced with two choices.
One - is to promise myself that this will never happen again and no one can hurt me this bad anymore. I start building walls around my defenseless heart to ensure its safety; hate those who hurt me and never look at those people the same way anymore.
Two - is to embrace this painful moment and realize that to love is to be vulnerable. Despite the brokenness, I choose to still forgive and love. To always let my heart be a heart that can be broken, can be loved, and most importantly, that still can love others despite what it has been through.
The first one is the easiest simply because it’s easier to hate than to love. It takes more courage to move on in life without any grudge, to forgive others, and not to blame yourself. It takes a big heart to remember that everyone makes mistakes. Even though, it doesn’t excuse the person or the wrong and it doesn’t mean that they always deserve a second chance.
The second one can be one of the most difficult things to do in life. Yet, this is the one that brings life and enlightenment to your soul.
Depending on your choice, you can become someone that you don’t want to be or the little girl who gives another balloon to the person who has popped her balloon before. You can become someone who you are not, or your true self. Your true self who trusts without doubt, who gives without expecting, and who fully loves without fear.
- Priscilla Karuniamulia (Oct 14, 2013)