F is for Fall, food, family…and forgiveness.
The holiday season brings about exceptional feelings of happiness, love, joy and peace.
Or at least they should.
Before the holiday season really starts and you go around saying how “thankful” (see picture to the right. lol) you are, I would like to encourage everyone to forgive.
stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake.
cancel (a debt).
used in polite expressions as a request to excuse or regard indulgently one’s foibles, ignorance, or impoliteness.
To some, it is easy to immediately forgive someone for a wrongdoing, but others tend to hold grudges. I am one of those people who can hold a grudge, think it through for a few days, then go and forgive. Holding onto situations and/or things that are said is never healthy. Trust me. Just trust me.
How purely happy and thankful can you be when you are harboring something? I don’t think that you can reach your peak of happiness until you do this one thing.
You don’t always have to go to the person/people and tell them that you forgive them, but you can make a declaration with yourself, actually mean it and hold to it.
And if it is hard to do then just read this bible verse to help encourage you:
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
If you’re trying to make into those pearly gates remember, Jesus is ALWAYS watching. lol.
Aside from others, I believe the hardest person to forgive is ourselves.
We can go on for days, weeks, months and even years thinking that we don’t deserve something because of a certain situation. STOP! Stop thinking that because every single person on this Earth deserves forgiveness.
Forgiveness is ALWAYS for yourself and rarely appreciated/accepted by the other person.
“Un-forgiveness unchecked becomes a cancer in our soul.”– Bishop T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes spoke on this subject during one of Oprah’s Lifeclass sessions (Forgiveness lifeclass) and he really explained it perfectly. Going around and not forgiving will affect every other area of your life.
So, today I encourage you to forgive and love freely. Do it so that you can stop being angry or resentful, so you can enjoy you life to the fullest and so that you can have pure peace, joy and happiness.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving holiday from me to you!
*Remember to always Trust the Process.