Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually say sorry or deserve your forgiveness. Forgiveness does not mean forgetting, nor does it mean condoning or excusing offenses.
Forgiveness does not erase the past but enlarges the future. Forgiveness is the gift of freedom we give to ourselves. As when we become bitter through holding on to anger or resentment we are actually keeping ourselves imprisoned, it's like a poison to our psyche and can be extremely self destructive for body, mind and soul. We often think we have forgiven but can be holding on to things subconsciously. This can resurface and leak out every so often through thoughts, words, actions or behaviours.
When someone has harmed you it is of course perfectly understandable to be hurt, become ang