Almost everyone you know has been hurt by the actions of someone else. It could be your friend, your mother or maybe even a co-worker. This feeling of hurt can leave you with the burden of holding a grudge. It is important to practice forgiveness. It is ok to forgive, you don’t necessarily have to forget. If you do not forgive you may eventually become the one who pays the most! Embracing forgiveness provides some sense of peace. Holding on to a grudge can possibly lead to becoming emotionally unhealthy.
What are the benefits of letting go of a grudge? The MayoClinic provides some benefits of forgiving someone.
- Healthier relationships
- Greater spiritual and psychological well-being
- Less anxiety, stress and hostility
- Lower blood pressure
- Few symptoms of depression
- Stronger immune system
- Improved heart heath
- Higher self-esteem
Forgiveness is all about your own mental freedom. Just let it go!