Today’s Word: forgive

December 28, 2017 =========

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As we reach the end of the year, it’s a good time to think about forgiving people that may have done something bad or wrong to you during the year. That way, we can start the new year with a fresh and positive outlook. Often people say it is hard to forgive someone that has done something wrong or bad to you, but it’s important to remember that forgiving someone actually helps us, not them.

Of course, if you forgive someone it doesn’t mean that you forget what they did, or that you think what they did was OK. It just means that you have let go of any anger or guilt that you feel towards that person (or even that you feel toward yourself.)

Are you able to forgive others? I tend to find it hard to forgive, but I think it is because I was always taught, “forgive and forget.” I much prefer the idea of not forgetting, but still it’s hard to forgive sometimes!