How do you forgive? You just do.
Seriously. I’m talking like it’s easy, if it were so easy we wouldn’t be carrying around all the baggage from our childhood, teenage life, mid-life crisis straight on into early retirement.
So how do we do it?
Again, you just do. No one said it’s easy but hell if you can get this one right you’re sorted. You wake up one day and you make a decision, you decide that from today on, you’re done. You’re done being stressed over the crap that bogs you down. You’re done holding grudges. Seriously, what is there to gain from that anyway?
My life would be awful if I spent every day thinking about all the wrongs that have been done to me. All the screw ups and mistakes that have happened. I’d be miserable.
If I held a grudge against every guy I ever dated who broke my heart there would be no room in my heart for love. If you look at this post I wrote about the assholes I’ve dated, you’ll see that it’s not worth it.
If I was resentful about the things that have been done to me, there would be no space for happiness.
I choose to be happy
I choose to let go of that crap that other people bring into my world. Sometimes you just have to let go. Of situations, of people, of baggage.
Only you have that magical power and it truly is special to just exhale and release it. At the end of the day, we’re all just trying to get through this thing called life and some people are just better at it than others. I’d rather spend every second of every day working on my happiness than holding on to baggage from my past.
So instead, I remember it, I laugh sometimes and then I exhale… I let it go because you can’t move forward when you’re chained to your past.
People make mistakes, forgive them
If you can’t forgive them, let it go. Just banish it into a part of the world that no one visits…… and be happy.