An article in The Times contrasted, without condemning, the reactions of two families who have recently been in the news. First was the story of the two young boys killed by footballer and drunk driver Luke McCormick, whose family was unable to forgive him. And second was Carolyn Todd, the widow of Michael, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, who forgave her husband for not only his affairs, but also for his death on a mountain in Wales. In the same week, the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and Cabinet Minister, Peter Mandelson, showed us all (seemingly) how to forgive and forget in political circles. The feature prompted me to write on the art of forgiveness and whether it is achievable.
Healing and Forgiveness
A multi-published author since 1983, with commissions from Hodder & Stoughton plus a Sunday Times No. 4 Bestseller, Mel Menzies has written under several noms-de-plume. An inspirational speaker with a lifetime of rich and painful experiences to draw on, she lives in Devon, S.W England. Through her website and blog, An Author’s Look at Life www.melmenzies.co.uk, she offers resources to inform, inspire and encourage in all walks of life.