Have you ever wondered why some people are so forgiving? It is the love within them and love for others that make them forgive.
Being forgiving doesn't mean that you don't respect yourself but that even if you are hurt, you find reasons to love that person. Many times when people make a mistake that hurts us badly, it can be difficult to forgive. It is hard to forgive because we expect that everyone we love, must only love us back and meet our expectations. This doesn't always happen and people do make mistakes.
Whether someone has made a mistake or done something on purpose, don't wait for them to apologise. Holding pain and grudges won't change what has been done but it may change how you feel about yourself. Fill your heart with so much love that you don't have to wait for someone else to make you feel better rather the love within you heals all the pain.
Always forgive people whether or not they have apologised. True meaning of love is forgiveness, once you learn to forgive, you will experience true love.