Each day for the month of December, I’ll be posting one of Marc and Angel’s “30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself” with a little commentary from yours truly.

18) Stop holding grudges. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart.  You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate.  Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.”  It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.”  Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself!  And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too.  If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.

I can’t stress this one enough.  Life is WAY too short to hold onto grudges.  Doing so may feel good for a short period of time – but you only end up missing out on a lot.  This is especially true when family is involved.  Not letting go of hate only hurts you more in the long run.  And when you sit down and think about it, you might not remember why you were mad in the first place.

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