She decided to get really good at forgetting and forgiving. It was her life and she didn’t want to waste a minute of it on a bunch of horse feathers. – Queenisms™
Forgetting and forgiving are life skills that can mean the difference between happiness and sorrow. Holding on to hurt, and or regret, closes us off to experiencing joy in the present. When we are hurt or angry, we feel bound up with the strain of those emotions. We hang onto them like a righteous sword. We put ourselves in a state of anxiousness. We do not resolve, move past or fix anything by holding onto hurt or regret. But when we forgive, we can move toward forgetting. And, we get it. We may never forget some things. But we can get to a place where they don’t occupy such a large chunk of our thoughts. We deserve to make space in our lives for more joy. And, we can choose to forget and forgive.