Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~ Lewis B. Smedes
Most of us carry around anger, resentment, jealousy, or some other negative emotion directed to others. Unless dealt with, they will eventually start to broadly affect the quality of our lives and those around us.
Forgiveness is the act of unchaining yourself from thoughts and feelings that bind you to an offense, imagined or real, committed against you.
It is a commitment to a process of growth and change. The first step is to recognize the value of forgiveness and the positive impact it can have in our lives.
When we forgive, we release the control and power of the offending person and stop playing the victim. We no longer define our lives by how we have been hurt and instead can define ourselves by how we have grown.
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.~ Cherie Carter-Scott
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