Forgiving someone will be one of your greatest challenges in life. It is tempting, especially in an argument, to bring up what one has done in the past. But, in order to truly forgive, you must lay to rest what is not relative today. Retaining anger, resentment, or bitterness stunts your own growth by blurring you to the realities around you and ultimately causing another to suffer behind the emotions you are harboring. Extract the lesson from the event and understand that it is no longer destiny, but history.

Forgiveness is stronger than anger. Sometimes forgiving a personal attack against you shows more strength than lashing out in revenge. When you decide in your heart to forgive someone, the pain you once carried will be lightened and this will allow you to grow in a place that cannot be measured.