Posts by Annette Roberts

Annette Roberts is a full-time normal person. She loves reading and writing and podcasts and dancing and summer, in no particular order. She is a budding “person who writes,” having been bumped out of complacency by one of those horrible experiences that tend to turn “someday” into “today.” She is working on writing, taking her own advice, and getting into the splits.

The Problem with Forgiveness and What I Now Do Instead

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” ~Leo Buscaglia

I cringe writing this. I have eaten so much humble pie that my pants don’t fit. This was a really hard lesson to learn.

I had a forgiveness problem.

When I was a kid, I learned to say sorry when I messed up and forgive other people when they did. With three sisters all two years apart, I got plenty of practice in as a kid (we all did).

It was a pretty standard routine:

1. Someone would mess up—say something horrible, lose something, break something, or hit someone.…