Lately I’ve been grappling with forgiveness. When I grapple with something, I like to read up on the subject. I’d like to believe that over the years, I’ve become a much more forgiving person than I was 10 or even five years ago. I guess it comes also with having been through a lot of situations or circumstances where I learned that clinging to the pain simply does no good.
My problem is my niece, who is an old maid at 42. Her father was my only sibling. He, his wife and two other children died in a bus accident, and my niece, who was nine years old at that time, was the only survivor in their family. She was left to live with a cousin of ours who had no children. My niece had learning difficulties and finished only high school and took some vocational courses later. She now supports herself as a freelance manicurist.
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