Forgiveness is a gift we can give another, but it is also one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. In releasing others, we too are released from our anger, blame, fear, and self-righteousness.
It may seem difficult to let go of judging, condemning, and retaliation until we realize that they only hurt ourselves. When we value peace, harmony, and happiness, we are ready to forgive.
Forgiveness doesn't require approval or affection, or ever seeing the person again. We just do it, inside our own minds and hearts. We just let go of our anger, fear, and judgments, wishing all good things for everyone. When we can do this, we will be free.
"I forgive everyone in my life."