Words of Forgiveness by John Hansen

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  1. surovi99 profile image81
    surovi99posted 10 months ago

    This is a beautiful article by John, portraying how forgiveness can help us to go ahead in life without misery at heart. There is a poem and flash fiction, teaching us the art of forgiveness. Here is the link to his article:
    https://hubpages.com/literature/Words-of-Forgiveness

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image92
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Hello John!
      Great response to the word prompt, Forgiveness. I firmly believe in this golden word, and I agree with the thoughts expressed in your poem and story. Beautiful writing and I liked it very much.
      Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.
      Thank you Rosina for sharing this in the forum.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you for your kind words, Chitrangada. Yes, forgiveness is a golden word I agree. We all need to learn to show it in every aspect of life.

  2. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 10 months ago

    Thank you so much for sharing the link to my article, Rosina. I appreciate your generous comment about the poem and flash fiction too. Take care.

  3. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 10 months ago

    John...
    You know me...I just couldnt go to sleep without reading your work.

    I love the way you describe Forgiveness in your article, "Words of Forgiveness."

    You are spot on!  We  need to consider what forgiveness is as well as what it isn't.

    Your poem, "Forgive Them ~ A Poem" is absolutely amazing.

    You've included alot of ways that we are harmed by others like being struck in the face, jealousy, cheating, forsaking our love and other things.

    But then you stress an important point.
    That if we hold grudges it holds us back..keeping us chained to the problem.

    If we forgive, we find freedom to laugh, love and live our life.

    "Tis better to Forgive than hold a grudge."


    "The Bully ~ A Flash Fiction Story" has a valuable lesson.

    Forgive others & pay it forward when you can.

    Victor was bullied in school and vowed to never be bullied again.
    Years later he runs in to this person scavenging in the streets, broken & poor.

    He couldn't believe it.  This man he hated more than anything but he found compassion in his heart to forgive him.

    Not only did he forgive him, he handed him a One Hundred Dollar bill & told him to pay it forward when he got back on his feet.

    This is a wonderful story.  I'm glad I stayed up to read it.

    I can tell you first hand, it really makes a difference when someone helps you out without asking them too.

    Paying it forward is a great lesson for others to learn as well.

    I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your wonderful comment and analysis, Brenda. I am glad you found these contained valuable lessons. Sorry to keep you up to read this.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image82
        Brenda Arledgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        No worries John.

        My mind wouldn't shut off ~ it just had to know what your muse wrote.

        Well worth it!

  4. billybuc profile image87
    billybucposted 10 months ago

    Excellent, but why would we expect anything less from one of the best writers on HP?

  5. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 10 months ago

    Thank you, Bill. Takes one to know one.

  6. Peggy W profile image94
    Peggy Wposted 10 months ago

    All I can say is what brilliant writing you conveyed, John, in your poem and short fiction piece regarding forgiveness.  Thanks, Rosina, for sharing it in the forums.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      What can I say but, thank you Peggy. I am happy you enjoyed both the poem and the flash fiction. Take care.

  7. Carb Diva profile image94
    Carb Divaposted 10 months ago

    John, this is really touching. Your poem is beautiful, the quotes are thought-provoking, but best of all is your flash fiction. I know from personal experience that harboring bitterness against someone who has wronged you does nothing to hurt the offender. It hurts you, deep down in your heart. It becomes like a cancer, making you ugly and taking away from the person you were.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Linda, you nailed it. Harboring bitterness or resentment does eat at you like a cancer and in time can make you just as bad as the offender. I am happy that you enjoyed my writing.

  8. Eurofile profile image94
    Eurofileposted 10 months ago

    Thank you for posting this Rosina. I really appreciate John's inciteful poetry that covers so many different examples. The short fiction graphically focuses in on a very meaningful episode of forgiveness.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on these pieces, Liz. I am glad you found them insightful and meaningful.

  9. Eurofile profile image94
    Eurofileposted 10 months ago

    Thank you for posting this Rosina. I really appreciate John's inciteful poetry that covers so many different scenarios. The short fiction graphically focuses in on a very meaningful episode of forgiveness.

  10. Misbah786 profile image87
    Misbah786posted 10 months ago

    John, what a lovely response to the word prompt,‘Forgiveness’. I loved reading your poem and flash fiction story. Splendid work as always, my dear friend. I loved these lines from your poem and these lines truly touched my heart:

    ‘ Don’t judge those who are violent,

    Offensive and uncouth.

    They had unhappy childhoods,

    Or abused and troubled youth.’ ~ John Hansen.

    Many times we forget to think that way. Every soul has his own struggles, who knows what the other person is going through, it’s always good to forgive if not for them than at least for our own peace of mind. I loved it all. Thank you so much for sharing. smile

    Thank you so much, Rosina, for sharing John’s work.

    Happy weekend!
    Blessings to both of you smile

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Misbah, always a pleasure to receive your wonderful and insightful comments. Thank you, my friend. So glad you enjoyed this.

  11. Pamela99 profile image89
    Pamela99posted 10 months ago

    This is a wonderful response to Brenda's prompt, John. I enjoyed the poem, and I thought the story on forgiveness was wonderful. Forgiveness is a very important aspect of life, and you spelled that our very well.

    Thank for posting John's article, Rosina.

  12. vidsagster profile image88
    vidsagsterposted 10 months ago

    Excellent response to Brenda's word prompt John. I loved the poem and also the flash fiction with the esson of passing on the valuable  quality of forgiveness. The quotes are beautiful. Thanks Rosina for sharing.

 
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