Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Anger - Forgiving

If you find yourself getting "stuck" in anger and having a hard time forgiving yourself or someone else, try the following tips:
  • Speak with people who have forgiven others and think about what you can learn from their stories.
  • Read books about forgiveness to learn how others have forgiven in difficult situations.
  • Recall times that you have hurt others and needed forgiveness.
  • Write a forgiveness letter to yourself or to someone you need to forgive.
  • Cultivate an attitude of gratitude for your life.
  • Ask yourself, "Who would I be without this resentment or anger?"
  • Start small. When you practice forgiving the little annoyances of life, you strengthen your forgiveness muscles for the more difficult times.

-- Cynthia Kersey, excerpted from the book 'Unstoppable'


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