From the beginning of our lives, to the end of our lives we all face struggles. Face struggles with our family, our friends and with ourselves. We get hurt and sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we hurt others. The pain that we feel or cause becomes a burden. The more we hold onto it, the heavier it becomes. It becomes so heavy, that we become unhappy.
You can release that burden by gifting yourself and gifting others forgiveness. No matter how dire the situation, you must always step up to the plate and release that anger, that guilt, that doubt and forgive. Ask yourself, "Am I perfect?" -- "Can I do no wrong?" -- "Have I ever made a mistake?". Reflect on your experiences and use them as a strength to teach you how to forgive someone who has hurt you. But let's not forget that sometimes we just need to forgive ourselves. Maybe you had a drink too many and you feel guilty. Or you went over your budget this week and now you feel like a fuck up. Just remember that hating yourself and being hard on yourself after the fact won't magically fix things. When you learn to ease up on yourself and not be so critical of your actions you can become happier, stress free and in turn make better decisions because you are not carrying the weight of every choice you make.
There is of course a fine line of becoming careless, but that is also something you can control by always remembering to reflect and learn on your choices. Not just look in the mirror and see a monster or someone who does not deserve love.
So do yourself a favor and forgive someone today or even better, forgive YOURSELF today. I promise you will be happier.