When you forgive, the biggest beneficiary is not the person you are forgiving. The biggest beneficiary is you – you gain a more calm mind, a more free heart and a new learning experience converted from a bad experience.
When you forgive, you don’t just free the person you are forgiving. More importantly, you free yourself – free to move on.
Think of the hurts that people have given you as dark colors and dark strokes in your life. We need to have the patience and faith to believe that our life is one majestic painting. The dark colors and the dark strokes we go through are all necessary to complete the masterpiece.
The art of our life is not the individual colors we experience day to day but the beautiful combinations of all colors – both dark ones and the bright ones.