This week I’m going to continue talking about how gratitude can affect your life in so many different ways, many of which I discovered for myself.
So let’s talk about how gratitude can affect forgiveness. The more you read and learn about the power of gratitude on both your body and mind, the more amazed you will be. Let’s take a look at how forgiveness can free you from anything that may be holding you back, whether it’s in life or in business. Even more importantly, let’s dive a little deeper into the mind body connection of practicing (or not practicing) forgiveness. Then we’ll wrap up forgiveness with something that you won’t want to miss.
Think back to the last time you felt hurt by someone and maybe you held a grudge. What did it feel like? Did you have trouble sleeping? Were you distracted from other, more important things? What did you lose because you chose to stay angry at the other person? Holding a grudge isn’t good for you. Not only that, the person you’re holding the grudge against probably doesn’t even remember what they did. They are not suffering because you’re upset. You are. You’re holding on to all that negativity. And, it doesn’t stop at destroying your mental health. Your blood pressure goes up; your immune response goes down.
Instead of allowing a grudge to make you sick, focus instead on forgiveness and gratitude. Take a deep breath and find it in your heart to forgive the other person. It’s not always easy, but it is within your power. Take the higher road. Do it for yourself and you will instantly feel better plus it will do wonders for your mental and physical health and wellbeing.
I hinted earlier that there’s something that might surprise you about forgiveness! Forgiveness isn’t really about the other person. Yes, there may be times when they appreciate hearing that you forgive them. However, the person benefiting the most is you. Forgiveness isn’t for the other person. It’s what sets you free and allows you to be fulfilled in your own life.
Just one other thing about forgiveness. Sometimes we beat ourselves up because something didn’t go right and that too can create stress so sometimes we also need to forgive ourselves so we can keep moving forward.
If you would like to hear more about this topic, where I will be talking about happiness, click on the link and it will take you to the recording.
‘Til Next Time
Have a wonderful week
Live With Abundance
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