Give yourself the gift today of deciding to forgive someone who has hurt you. Reach out and reestablish an important relationship.
"To err is human, to forgive, divine," observed English poet Alexander Pope.
How do you forgive someone? Look to your heart for understanding and compassion. Let go of the bad feelings. Then make the connection: visit, pick up the phone, or write a letter to the person you want to forgive.
As the Bhagavad-Gita revealed, "If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive."
Forgiveness is letting go. It is a release, removal of a road block, and a loving cancellation of a debt, for the person you forgive AND yourself. Embrace today. Forgive someone and watch what happens: pain and resentment evaporate and you have more energy, more freedom to find inner peace and move on. Freedom to grow.
"Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?' Jesus answered, 'I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven.'" ~ Matthew 18:21-22
Forgiveness is healing. It is the way to peace and happiness. To writer Betty Smith, it is "a gift of high value. Yet it costs nothing."
Be ready to forgive.