Being forgiving is overlooking the mistakes others make and loving them just as much as before. You can even forgive yourself when you do things your are sorry for. Forgiving yourself means to stop punishing yourself or feeling hopeless because of something yo9u did. It is moving ahead, ready to do things differently, with compassion for yourself and faith that you can change.
I am practicing Forgiveness when I...
- Remember that everyone makes mistakes
- Take responsibility for my mistakes
- Share my feelings without taking revenge
- Stop giving uncaring people the chance to hurt me
- Correct my mistakes instead of punishing myself with guilt
- Accept Godís forgiveness
I am forgiving of myself and others. I can learn from my mistakes. I have the power to keep changing for the better.
This virtue write-up comes from the work of The Virtue Project. The Virtues Project is a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. The Project is sparking a global revolution of kindness, justice, and integrity in more than 95 countries through its facilitators and Virtues Connections. For more information visit www.virtuesproject.com.