Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez' son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001 by Aicha el-Wafi's son. The mother of the passed son forgave her, and they both found peace.
Forgiving someone else is freeing, breaking down chains that hold us back. Forgiving ourselves and others can allow us to move on from anger, resentment, revenge, etc. Forgiveness helps us love people more and build unbreakable relationships with others. Being able to forgive others makes us better human beings as well
Forgiveness in a relationship of love is necessary, whether it be with a friend, family, or your partner. We tend to forget, that not everyone is perfect, and everyone makes mistakes. When we forgive others we discover that our relationships are stronger and more meaningful than before.
I think that this quote can apply to everyone because when you don't forgive others or yourself it can make a huge impact in your life. When you don't forgive others you are holding yourself back from all the things you might achieve and a bigger, brighter future.
This quote relates to Going Fishing, because in the story Lionel not forgiving Neal for his wrongdoings, is affecting himself including everyone around him. Neal is living a constant reminder of his mistakes, Lionel is pushing away everyone that cares about him, and their family and friends are always worried about them.
This love song completes Beyonces lemonade album, which was an "emotional roller coaster". Her album Lemonade is about her finding herself, battling with and finally forgiving her husband for cheating. The song is about being betrayed and lied to, as well as hope and redemption. All Night includes videos of her and Jay Z's wedding, scenes with her daughter Ivy, etc. I think that Beyonce forgave Jay Z for his infidelity , because she needed closure and peace for herself and Ivy ( her daughter ). In the story going fishing Lionel finds it hard to forgive Neal, but does it anyway, because he knew it was for the better.