Everyday Forgiveness

Everyday Forgiveness Forgiveness is an essential tool in life. It is not an uncommon occurrence to have our feelings hurt. Sometimes intentionally by another person but often it is an inadvertent remark or behavior that gets us by surprise. Unlike the childhood saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,” these apparently “minor” incidents add up. We shrug our shoulders and place the occurrence in the back of our mind.

The incident, however, is never really resolved until it is fully processed and the outcome is some source of forgiveness. If enough of these “minor” incidents accumulate, they can have negative repercussions to you just as if you experienced a major offense.

The negative consequences can include increased stress as a result of simply thinking about these incidents. Increased stress can lead to irritability, feelings of discontent, physical symptoms to include increased blood pressure.

Deal with each incident as it occurs. Feel your emotions, tell your story and then choose to forgive. It really is all about the best self-care you can give yourself.

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