needed this reminder today: Forgiveness takes time. Healing takes time. Letting go takes time. Talking about it takes time. Smiling again takes time. Have patience everything will fall into place. You will feel the warmth of happiness again.
This is what our Southern mothers taught us to do. If anyone is being ugly to you, you DO NOT stoop to their level. You "Kill them with kindness". By the way, that doesn't always work. But, it makes your Mama happy.