Many benefits tie with forgiving others. Some include:
- Healthier relationships
- Improved mental health
- Less anxiety, stress and hostility
- Lower blood pressure
- Fewer symptoms of depression
- A stronger immune system
- Improved heart health
- Improved self-esteem
Yes, a laundry list. And you might walk a little lighter as well, as the anger and bitterness can really become all absorbing and controlling, and enjoying the present is so much better than being stuck in what happened.
* Read It.
This week I’m sharing two articles. The first one is by Wayne Dyer, whose work I love love love. But….its not short. The article is a 15 step process (don’t roll your eyes yet) on how to forgive someone. Yes, a bit long and this blog is intended to provide snippets. HOW TO FORGIVE SOMEONE WHO HAS HURT YOU IN 15 STEPS.
So….article two is much shorter. I love this read because it focused on a tragic event experienced by a number of Amish families back in 2012. I haven’t read much about the Amish before and I can’t say I entirely understand their perspective, but I do love the perspective this article paints. THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS
This week’s video is self-reflection from the Holocaust Museum about a set of twins who were subject to experiments during the Holocaust. Her story is about forgiveness in a way that few can tell. It’s about 15 minutes, but the strength of her words and the emotions of her story will help gain a little perspective on how far some can go.
* Share it.
Every week I share pictures that you can make into cards or pass on. This week, it doesn’t seem to fit. But I’ll bring it back next week!