December 7

Inspirational Quotes | Quote 261/365

This week is all about quotes from books. If you have a suggestion for a quote, please let me know in a comment below. 

You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day.  M.L. Stedman – The Light Between Oceans

It may be easier to resent and hold grudges, but in the long run, you are only poisoning yourself. The best revenge for someone who hurt us, is to move on. Don’t forget, so you won’t repeat your mistakes, but let go of the burden, and be happier.

There are many benefits to forgiveness, including, according to Mayo clinic:

  • Healthier relationships
  • Improved mental health
  • Less anxiety, stress and hostility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Fewer symptoms of depression
  • A stronger immune system
  • Improved heart health
  • Improved self-esteem

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