Letting go of the hurt people have caused is necessary for me to have a new beginning.
Letting go involves: 1. Quit wondering why I am the target. I will probably never know but dwelling on it doesn't help and 2. I need to remember what a person says or their actions is really a reflection on them and not me.
To begin to really enjoy life, I need to let go and quit dwelling on the hurt. Many days and nights I spent agonizing over people and their actions which is/was completely out of my control. Reaching out to them and trying was not working. Some people one can't reason with and you just have to walk away.
Holding on to this hurt (with no remorse on their part), was only bringing me down. Letting go of the hurt/pain opened up space for something better. Does it still hurt? Yes, but it will take time. In my prayers, I pray for their soul and I forgive. Forgiveness doesn't mean I justify their behavior, but it releases the toxic person from me.
I am committed to not letting Satan (he works through people) steal my joy.