1. Forgiveness allows you to be free of negative emotions. When you forgive, you learn to let go of the negative emotions connected with that person or thing. This is important when seeking to live a joy filled life!
2. Forgiveness allows you to heal. When truly forgiving someone, you are healing the broken parts of you that was hurt rather than holding onto it.
3. Forgiveness means you realize the past cannot be changed. This reminds me of a great quote from Oprah and when I first read it, it was right on time! I was having a BIG problem with forgiving someone and forgiveness just wasn't coming. But the past can't be changed anyway, so we might as well forgive! Right!?
4. You don't want past hurts to make you hurt others. In holding onto bitterness and pain from past issues, you may take it out on others if they remind you of those issues or if someone just catches you on a bad day. We don't deserve that from one another, do we?
Why do you believe Forgiveness is important?
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