Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Arthur Ward
September 13th - forgive
Forgiveness isn't about releasing someone from accountability for their actions. It is about us letting go of our anger and resentment.
Forgiveness is an attitude of being willing to let go of unrealistic expectations of self and others.
Forgiveness is the best medicine for most of the hurts we experience in life, but is frequently harder to accomplish than living with the pain. When we forgive, we let go of malice and vengeance toward the other person. We let go of our obsession with thoughts of their offense and making them pay. We do not excuse their action or release them from justice or the consequences of that action.
The past has no power over the present moment.
When we don’t forgive, we are imprisoned by our own feelings. We will remain stuck in the past and become bitter in the future. Forgiveness allows us to live in the here and now with a heart full of joy and hope for the future.
Forgiveness is about more than just letting go. It’s about healing wounds and wiping away scars. It’s about feeling better, physically and emotionally. It’s about living your life with purpose and truly moving forward.
Forgive the past, forgive yourself, forgive others, and love the present moment for what it’s worth. There are plenty of beautiful things to love right now; you just have to want to see them. Loving is never easy, especially when times are tough, yet it is easily the most powerful and positively enduring action possible.
Forgiveness is love in its most noble form.