EXCERPT: The act of forgiving benefits our well-being and peace of mind. There is a saying, “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” When we don’t forgive, we’re not hurting the person who we feel wronged us; rather, we’re harming ourselves.
The common misconception about forgiveness is that the perpetrator must earn it back by acknowledging their transgression. It’s great when the other person atones for their actions, but it’s not realistic to expect this all the time. This way of thinking puts our happiness and wellbeing in the hands of another.
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