The past happens, and it has effects, but happiness comes from living in the present.
Yes, the end goal has been increased peace of mind and happiness, but to get there, we had to wade through all the ugly stuff first and work hard at forgiving it.
Seeing the situation from the other’s perspective can help us understand when we might not have a monopoly on being right.
Here in Canada, there were 88,000 reported cases of domestic violence in 2013. Canadian police say only about 1/3 are reported.
Too many misunderstandings and problems happen when we insist on being right instead of being kind.
Amazing things happen when you start to count your blessings. It’s so difficult to be angry and unforgiving when you see everything that is good in your life.
Like everything else in life, practice makes perfect when it comes to forgiveness. Even when you think you have it all under control, something will come up and you will need to practice again!
Often – not always, but often – misunderstandings are at the root of our anger and pain. Sometimes we are just having difficulty understanding and seeing their point of view. Sometimes we feel misunderstood and ignored.