As we talk about simplifying our lives and making more time for those people and activities we love, we need to remember that one single act frees us more than any other.
The simple act of forgiveness relieves us of the burden of anger, hurt, and disappointment we may have been carrying for years in some cases. Once that burden is gone, we are free. We are free to move on. We are free to welcome joy and peace into our hearts. We are free to enjoy life without the tinge of hurt.
It is frequently said that carrying such anger is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Such a burden on your soul taints every day, every thought, and every undertaking. Remove the taint. Forgive. Let the pain go. Let those who brought the pain go. Live in peace and joy.
A simple act but a huge impact. Give it a try.