In honor of July 4th:
Consider the FREEDOM that forgiveness brings.
There is a lot to gain in forgiveness, which is often quite difficult to give.
Here are a few that can be gained in forgiveness:
from the weight of a burden
from concentrating on the past
from tangled ruminating
from heavy, negative emotions
of personal choice
of changing perspective
of personal power in a painful experience
of experience outside of anger
to open up the future
to pursue something new
to engage in self-love and self-compassion
to make a decision.
Forgiveness can be quite emotionally expensive… and yet we can gain much from it.