12 Gifts of Christmas [Day 2]

Gift of Forgiveness

It’s a happy, happy season, schools are closing for the holidays and most of us are excited to be travelling back home to enable us spend more time with loved ones. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax , unwind and let go of all the stress? Yet we hold on to the heaviest burdens and carry them in our hearts – the grudges, jealousy, hatred but most importantly, hurt.

It’s time to finally break free. Resentment like vengeance requires a two man grave, one for each party, so the best revenge is a better life than is expected of you. Remember, forgiveness is for YOU. It doesn’t mean weakness, neither is it acceptance of what the other person did. It is rather, a step towards becoming a healthier version of yourself.

Forgiveness is easier said than done. Yes, some people just seem to only be good at getting on your most sensitive nerve. However, the best option is to forgive. It must not be immediate, as a matter of fact it shouldn’t . It takes just a few seconds to dig deep  into the crevices of one’s soul and with just words and actions we could get shattered to pieces and feel like we can’t pick ourselves up.

It’s wrong and unhealthy to let someone live rent free in your heart. This Christmas, give someone the gift of forgiveness, let them go. They may not deserve it, but do it anyway. Breathe. Work through the pain everyday. It is said that only when one can recount an experience without feeling the pain it brought, has healing occurred. Who knows, one day you may not even remember why you felt hurt in the first place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo credit: WanderingtheWorld (www.ChrisFord.com) ‘Letting Go’, United States, New York, Montauk via photopin (license)

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