“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.” (Lewis Smedes).
When we withhold forgiveness from another, we are the ones who are gravely injured. When we live in such a self-imposed jail, we shackle our feet and bind our hands, and give ourselves what is equal to life without parole.
What kind of prison are you living in? Resentment, regrets, or getting even.
In order to live more simply, we can choose to forgive.
Sometimes it is best we tell another that s/he is forgiven. At other times it is best to demonstrate the forgiveness, and no words are needed. Or we can simply write a letter, and then tear it up as a sign we are moving on.
We don’t have to wait for anyone else to say or do anything in order for us to forgive them. We are free to forgive.
Go ahead forgive.
Forgiving another will simplify your life and will set you free.