"Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful." - from the pure darkness of a chrysalis out emerges a flying mosaic of aliveness and mystery. hold onto the butterfly.
Forgiveness doesn't excuse their behavior. Forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart. Deciding not to forgive hurts not only the other person but you as well. Not learning to forgive hardens the heart and makes shallow the soul.