As you let go of grudges/resentments you will no longer define your life by how you’ve been hurt, wronged, disrespected, or mistreated and you might even find compassion and understanding for the one that has hurt you. ⁣

Forgiveness can make way for happiness, health, and peace. It can lead to healthier relationships, less anxiety, stress, and hostility with fewer symptoms of depression. It has health benefits by making your immune system stronger, improving your heart health and increasing your self-esteem. ⁣

Forgiveness is NOT: approval, condoning, justification, forgetting, or saying “I have the satisfaction of not letting that person get to me”. ⁣

Forgiveness IS: untethering yourself from the person who has hurt you, it is an act of letting go so you can heal, it is choosing to heal your hurt feelings on your own, it is seeing free choice and goodness as an option to living your life, it is an act of moving away from the role of victim and discovering who you are without the limiting belief that the incident created in you. ⁣

Your first step in forgiveness is to articulate what about the situation is not okay and then committing to yourself to do what you have to do to feel better. Forgiveness is for YOU it has the power to change your grievance story. When you change the way you look at things you change the things you look at. ⁣

Forgiveness is the way to true freedom, empowerment, and peace. ⁣

A well-lived life is your best revenge. ⁣

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