“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” Cherie Carter
This week reflect on our need to overcome a tendency to protect ourselves in order to be able to both forgive and seek forgiveness.
Today’s quote reminds us that holding on to anger when someone has hurt us actually causes our emotional well-being to constrict. Anger makes us smaller, while, as the quote goes on to say, the process of forgiveness stretches us and forces us to grow beyond our comfort zone.
Making the harder choice to work on forgiveness and possible reconnection means that we will have to give up our self-protection in order to grow.
Today’s Prompts/Making It Personal:
What role to you see forgiveness playing in your life in the two areas: Handling Emotions and Healthy Relationships?
How might moving toward forgiveness impact your emotional life and your relationships?
What thoughts to you have about the quote, “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.”