The Power of Forgiveness

We don’t forgive for the offender.

We do it for ourselves.

We let go of hatred, animosity and hurt so that we might not become the person who did us wrong.

Practicing letting go on little things so that we might have the strength to do it on the big ones.

Trying to see things from the point of view of the person who hurt us not to condone or accept it but to get to the bottom of it.

Letting go is an act of faith – we commit to do it and then do it.

Forgiveness does not mean having to forget or putting yourself in harm’s way for future abuse.

When bad feelings return, remind yourself how good it feels to let go of anger and hurt that otherwise could make for an unhappy life.

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