Welfare Wednesday: Forgiveness

➕ With today being Ash Wednesday, whilst we are not all religious, it can be a useful time to reflect and forgive.

➕ There is power in forgiveness. Forgiveness does not erase the past, but looks upon it with compassion.

➕ To withhold forgiveness keeps alive emotions of hurt, anger and blame. Forgiveness has the power to heal the hurt and pain.

➕ Toxic and destructive emotions have the potential to activate immunological and inflammatory mediators, through increased stresses.

➕ Readjust your perception of forgiveness; associate it with your emotional welfare, not with letting the other person off lightly or punishing yourself.