I forgave and the one who offended me laughed. Now I am offended. Any advice?
Yes, the advice is this: When you forgive a person, ask yourself if it is best to let the person know by saying, “I have forgiven you” or whether it is best to show forgiveness in other ways such as a smile or attending to the person’s spoken ideas. The other person, in your case, was not ready to hear the words. I recommend patience and forgiving even for the laughter. Then, try to show forgiveness without using the words “I forgive you.”