1000 Places, 1000 Stories – Forgiving Others and Understanding

forgiving others

My house was broken into over the weekend and it had me upset… so I thought I’d post on Forgiving Others :)

My Mom used to say “1000 places, 1000 stories“… or something along those lines.

What she meant is that we all have a story and thousands of experiences that have led us to where we are.

We all have free will but our circumstance and the people we’re around certainly does have an effect.

My favourite bass guitar and my computer monitor were stolen and if this had happened to me about a year or two ago… I would be acting really negatively.

But what’s the point?

Does it help?

Does it bring my stuff back?


It just creates frustration, confusion and a big lack of productivity.

A Practice of Forgiving Others

My father was a very gentle and understanding person before he died and I never really understood it… I was always pretty bold and got pretty easily worked up over stuff..

but somehow the older I become, the more I get it, and the more I want to be like my Dad was.

While I do have faith, I’m not particularly religious.

I just know that every person has good in them. Despite the bad things that people do sometimes, the same people that do nasty things can also do amazing things, given the right opportunity.

So today, rather than curse the person who cuts you off in traffic… give my Mom’s saying a try: “1000 places, 1000 stories“. Maybe that person just got some really bad news about a friend or just lost his or her job. We’re all human, we all make mistakes and are “perfectly imperfect”.

Let’s make the world a better place and make a habit of understanding and forgiving others! :)

Thanks for reading. Please remember to be happy today!

17 thoughts on “1000 Places, 1000 Stories – Forgiving Others and Understanding

  1. She Dreams In Teal

    forgiveness is a hugely important thing, and it’s also easy to overlook when one is angry. Sometimes just taking a step back and a deep breath can help a person get to that place of forgiveness. If you have ever heard of Ho’oponopono, that practice also helps with forgiveness both of self and others a great deal. Great post and great reminder :)

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      Thanks for helping the cause, Eric. I always do appreciate it when you stop by! :)

  2. Lyssa Winograd

    Such a great reminder! One of my many flaws is having a hard time forgiving people, so it’s always nice to hear how other people forgive and let go of the anger others can cause.

  3. Diane Reid

    I love this post, what a gentle reminder that we need to see past behaviors and see peoples hearts. Thank you for checking out my blog and following it. I hope to get to know you better through your blog. When I tried to listen to your video on here, it said unavailable. Just so you know. Thanks again, God bless you, Diane

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      Thanks Diane, I’ve checked out the video issue and it seems to be working now. Let’s hope it stays that way. :) I appreciate you stopping by as well!

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