Forgive others for your own health!

My last post was on not letting negative people influence you, affect your effectiveness.  I was struck by a post on Facebook, shared by one of my dear friends.  “Forgive others not because they deserve Forgiveness but because you deserve peace.”

Forgiveness can be a health benefit! According to multiple websites (listed below), forgiving someone who has hurt you can lower your blood pressure, reduce your stress, ease your headaches and insomnia.

“Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you deny the other person’s responsibility for hurting you, and it doesn’t minimize or justify the wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the act. Forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life.” (1)

If there is someone in your life that has hurt you, you have choices. Be angry at them, hold it against them or let it go, forgive.  It is easy to hold something against someone but who does that really hurt?  Them or you? You are the one holding the anger and hurt inside of you, you are the one it is affecting, not them.  Forgiveness is not easy but the benefits are worth it.

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Louis B. Smedes

Sources and Resources:

(1)http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/forgiveness/MH00131

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/forgive-forget

http://stress.about.com/od/relationships/a/forgiveness.htm

http://verysmartgirls.com/relationship-communication-skills/forgiveness-series-why-forgive/

 

Felicia

About Felicia

Hello, I am Felicia and I am one of the founding members of Health Now, Wealth Forever. When we came up with the concept of starting our family business, I was enthusiastic just to spend time working on a project with my family. But, as we have grown and expanded, my passion for educating myself and others - about alternative health options and changing the way we view finances and life - has taken over. While I admit I am not the healthiest of our group, I am working on it daily and hope that the articles I write help you to work on it with me. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to open our minds and yours to an alternative way of look at health, wealth and life!

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