Forgiveness. Not always an easy thing to do.
Sometimes you have little offenses that have happened to you. Other times the offense feels gigantic. Do you feel you are able to forgive either transgression?
The day began in British Columbia, Canada with a goal of encouraging forgiveness. In many ways it appears that by forgiving it benefits your overall health.
Holding off on forgiving can cause you a lot of anger and frustration. You might not even be aware of the stress that swirls around it. Too much stress can cause you health issues. You might feel depressed or overwhelmed at times.
The Mayo Clinic defines forgiveness as “letting go of grudges and bitterness when someone you care about hurts you.”
I’m sure at some point each of us has been hurt at some point. It’s a very human experience. It’s not always easy to forgive. Many families have strained relationships based on hurts and an inability to forgive.
You may even find that at times you get frustrated with yourself. Did you also forgive yourself after?
On this day there are some suggestions on how to work towards being more forgiving . . .
- Try to practice forgiving someone.
- Share your feelings and experiences on forgiving with a friend or on social media.
- If you find that someone forgives you, try to be accepting.
Private Home Health Care knows that forgiving can be difficult and at times feels impossible. The following quote from Alexander Pope in the 18th century may help, “To Err is Human, to Forgive Divine.”