Forgiveness is the act of overcoming the feeling of resentment or revenge from an offender.
Forgiveness is subjective and the act of forgiveness can have many meanings.
Acceptance of apology may be forgiveness for some, while helping the other who hurt you to get out of the habit of ill-treatment may be a way for others.
The power of forgiveness goes beyond restoring a broken friendship. It is also a chance to demonstrate affection for the offender despite the offence committed. When a friend has wronged you, it is first of all imperative to draw his/her attention to it and to understand why the offence was made. When attention is drawn, he/she may be genuinely apologetic of which it is important to forgive. With such gestures, you not only demonstrate a forgiving heart, but you also strengthen the trust and love that brought you two close in the first place. However, sometimes the extent to which your trust is breached determines the ease or difficulty in forgiving. But then again, it is also true that the more easily we forgive the other person, the less likely we suffocate ourselves through keeping bad intentions for the offender.
Our grudges will only affect the relationship with the person and not hurt the other person in any way. Thus, the ability to forgive gives us a sense of freedom and makes us suffer less and feel lesser misery and pain. As we learn to forgive others, we can also seek forgiveness when we wrong people. Those who forgive help create positive energy on this planet.
On this note, I encourage you all to let go of past offences burning within us presently and embrace forgiveness to reap its benefits.