Forgiveness #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Cultivating Happiness. Today, F is for Forgiveness.


55 Fiction

He shifts his weight from one foot to another.

He looks uncomfortable, obviously not used to asking for help.

She smiles reassuringly while patting his arm and says, “Don’t worry, I’ll do it.”

A flicker of hope and doubt crosses his face, “You’ll do it? Despite all that?”

“Yes, despite all that,” she says firmly.

A Word for the Wise


Just as you make mistakes, others make mistakes too. How do you respond to these situations? Do you hold a grudge against yourself and others? Forgive and do your best to forget. Move on because life is too short to be unhappy!

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far  by clicking  on a highlighted letter!


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76 thoughts on “Forgiveness #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

    • True, we need to forgive for our own peace and sanity.
      Aha! Well, it could be lots of things… you have the creative liberty to think of plausible reasons for them to reach at this stage of their relationship. Would love to know your chain of thought, Vinay πŸ™‚

    • Well said, when we forgive, we are relieving ourselves of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor and there lies our own peace and happiness. Thanks ME, glad you are enjoying these 55ers πŸ™‚

  1. Forgiveness is a difficult one for me. I, too, wonder what the story is about today. Perhaps a nurse helping a patient who has made a mess? Or a wife who is helping her husband even though he did her wrong in some way.

    • I know, forgiveness does not come easy to us. But like they say, forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. So making it a regular attitude can help us forgive others and ourselves easily.
      I’d think of them as husband and wife πŸ˜€

    • True. Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. But yes, when we forgive, we change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. Thanks Stephen, glad you liked this one πŸ™‚

    • Oh yes, forgiving is the attribute of the strong. I read somewhere, if you value the person/relationship then forgive his folly. If you value the folly, forget the person.
      Thanks a lot, Milthila. It’s good to know that you can relate to thee 55ers πŸ™‚

  2. Beautifully penned! In such small number of words, you’ve made us all ponder over so many vital things in life. I forgive easily and I try my best to forget too which is a lil’ hard.

  3. Forgiving releases the burden of the forgiver and the forgiven both. They can then pick up the pieces and get on with life. Lovely story.

    • I know what you mean, Parul. But we must remember that not to forgive is like being imprisoned by the past and that leads to a lot of pain and hurt. So forgive (howsoever hard that may be) as it always leads to a more peaceful heart.

  4. Brilliantly worded shilpa πŸ™‚ you nailed it to the point !! I am glad to be reflecting on the similar lines. My word for today is forgiveness πŸ™‚

  5. Oh that’s my problem Shilpa! I never forget and yes forgiving is a long exercise for me. although i try my best to forgive for my own mental peace. Btw, as always you wisely and crisply let your thoughts in 55 words. Good one:)

    • We are in the same boat, Asha. While, I forgive easily, forgetting the pain is the hard part! Hope we are able to do that too. Thanks a lot for your support, Asha. Appreciate it.

    • Yeah, forgiving does not come easily to most of us. But when we do that it always leads us to a more peaceful heart. It always leaves us happier and free to move on to create healthier relationships with others and with our own self.

    • Happens to most of us. I read this, ‘Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart’… so forgive we must, despite the pain /hurt /resentment.

  6. Imagine his relief! And her (I can’t get the english word for badappan!) Not many would have the courage to forgive and look beyond the slight! It takes a big heart to do that!

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