06 Aug Happiness is…forgiving oneself and forgiving others
We all slip up sometimes, and so too do others; so to find and maintain happiness go easy on yourself and others in your life and practice forgiveness. This article, from Positive Psychology News Daily illustrates how happiness can be recovered from those times we’ve harmed ourselves or been harmed by others…
by Sherri Fisher
We often think of forgiveness as something that we do on behalf of others. That_ã_s called interpersonal forgiveness. Unlike gratitude, however, which makes the giver and receiver feel good, forgiveness is more of a one-way street. Forgiveness makes the forgiver feel better_ã”oftentimes much better_ã”but the receiver can be unaware of having been pardoned. It is often better that way, too. Imagine offending someone unknowingly only to have them tell you how you have been absolved of your transgression! You might find the forgiver at best magnanimous, at worst arrogant. So what happens when you are unable to forgive yourself for a transgression, especially one that harms only you?
Been wronged? Want to regain your happiness with proven strategies from positive psychology? READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE