At some point in everyone's lives, we feel some type of forgiveness. So, we all know that being forgiven/forgiving someone is such a good feeling, whether it's your sibling stealing your favorite shirt from your closet or someone saying something so mean and so hurtful that it made you stay up for hours and hours crying over. We all make mistakes and hurt people, on accident and sometimes on purpose, and most times we regret ,at some point in our life, our actions towards that person. We also hope that those people forgive us for our mistakes just like we forgive them for theirs.
Being a person who is constantly making mistakes and causing problems, I know exactly what it feels like to be forgiven by someone you thought would never trust you again. Forgiveness is a part of growing up. Over the summer, a guy that I had just gotten out of a relationship with and I got into a giant argument and said some pretty nasty things to each other. For months afterwards, we did not speak a word to each other. I put my pride aside several times and tried reaching out to him and apologize, but he never accepted it. I was so close and had too many great experience's and moments with this guy that just for me to let everything fail between us was so unthinkable and so painful, even if we were just to be friends. But, one day I received a text from him asking how I'd been and just seeing if I was all right. Even though it was not a formal apology, I know that that was his way of telling me that he was sorry and that he wanted to be friends again. Up until recently I was still uneasy about our friendship, but finally we reconnected and hung out and talked in person. Just having him in my life as a good friend that I know understands me and allows me to joke and rant at him is such a good feeling. That was just the closure I needed and am finally at peace with myself for the first time in what seems like a very long time.
Whenever you have a real connection with someone, whether that's a friendly or romantic connection, always try and keep that connection alive. I'm a believer that if you and another person have a strong enough bond and relationship, nothing can ever sever that connection. Discover yourself friends who will stick by you, even when times get tough and you can be a hard person to deal with. People that you have that natural bond with are so hard to find so try and cherish it while you have It because you never know what's going to happen the next day.