Forgiveness Feels Good
We’ve been taught to think of forgiveness as a gift we bestow on another. In reality, forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves.
It doesn’t matter if the other person knows about it or not. It’s a self-affirming realization that we can shed a burden we’ve been carrying. We don’t have to forget, condone or excuse. What we’re doing when we forgive is separating the pain from the memory.
Forgiveness only requires one person – you. That holds true whether you are the parent who wants to forgive a child or a child who wants to forgive your parent.
Here are a few suggestions to open conversations about forgiveness:
What could I have done differently?
Do you know how much I love you?
What is the most important thing you want me to know?
What can I do now for us to move forward?
Money Love & Legacy explores this concept in depth through the author’s own story. The book offers guidelines for understanding your wound and provides the questions that will help you heal…and forgive.