I forgive you.

You didn’t ask for it.
I’m giving it anyway.

But it’s not a gift for you, it is a gift for me.

Harboring resentment is a burden, a burden too heavy for my heart.
So, I forgive you.

Forgiveness requires strength and integrity.

To forgive someone isn’t to ignore your own suffering, it’s to bring about the peace we all crave, it’s the first step on the path forward.

Forgive without hesitation.
Forgive without stipulations.
Forgive without expectations.

Just forgive.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ~ Buddha