At some point in life, we will all metaphorically, like this flower, be crushed by the heel of another. What this quote demonstrates so beautifully is that similar to the violet, we humans can still produce something beautiful, something peaceful, and something pleasant, despite the negative and challenging events in our life through the power of forgiveness.
Remember that forgiveness is not about forgetting the past. Forgiving others or ourselves, only to go right back to the same situations or the same people and allowing them to continue to hurt us in the same way, does us absolutely no good. It’s an important distinction to remember; forgive, but never forget.
Keep in mind that forgiveness is a gift for you and you alone. It’s that fragrance that signals to others that despite the harm, despite the pain that might have been caused, you have not yielded your power and inner peace. There is nothing good that comes from giving away to others or events, the power to shape our future, control our happiness, and design our destiny.
Move your life forward and let your actions be the fragrance that signals to others that you still control your own inner peace.