I choose forgiveness.
When someone I love hurts my feelings or betrays my trust, I can consciously choose how to react. I can choose to harbor a grudge, lash out in anger, or retaliate. Or I can choose to forgive.
Holding on to resentment is like holding onto a burning ember: the longer I hold it, the greater the pain. But if I let it go, healing begins.
When I forgive, I open the door to both physical and spiritual healing. My mind and heart become peaceful. My body relaxes and releases stress. When I choose forgiveness, the path to peace, happiness and freedom is revealed. I choose to forgive myself and others. I choose to be happy.
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive?"--Matthew 18:21