It is not easy to forgive, but it is a very relieving thing to do. It is also one of the greatest virtues that a human can have. Having your feelings hurt by a close one is a very bad experience and it might make us feel closed and lonely.

Spending time with your family and friends at this time is very important to remind us that relationships can be fragile and people make mistakes so we need to forgive.

Let this article encourage you to forgive someone that hurt you and made you feel sad. Forgiving the person doesn’t mean that everything will go back as it was, but it will surely make you feel better and it will help repair the connection that you had before that.

Forgiving is easier said than done, but you should try to forgive as much as you can because it will help you lead a healthier life and it will heal all the damaged relationships that you had.

Here are some things to think about that will help you forgive easier.

1. Nobody is perfect

It is simple – everybody makes mistakes. It’s like every human to make mistakes. Mistakes can be made at work, at home or in relationships. We’re simply doomed to disappoint ourselves and everyone around us, so don’t try to bring yourself or everyone else around you down because of that. Accept your mistakes and move on.

2. Don’t keep anger in – it’s painful

You’re only doing bad to yourself if you don’t let your anger out. It’s ok to be angry but find a way to calm that anger down. After you’ve lessened your level of bitterness and resentment try to talk with the person that caused that anger and solve the problem together.

3. Let your past be a lesson for your future

Make all the things that happened to you in the past count. Let all your past experiences be lessons for you about which steps to take and what decisions to make in the future. Regardless of how small or insignificant you think the things that happened to you are, take them with you to your journey through life and use them to prepare for what is coming next.

4. Be happy about all the little things

Don’t forget about the little things that make you happy, excited and bring warmth to your heart. Look positive on life and be grateful for every little thing that you have but maybe someone else is lacking. Don’t overestimate the happiness that small things can bring in your life and the significance that they have.

5. Nobody else but you is responsible for your happiness

If you’re in search of true happiness just go and look in the mirror. You’re the only one that can make yourself truly happy. Even when your mind is full of negative things, know that having a positive attitude towards all negativity can bring you real happiness and joy.