I agree with most of what you said, but I think that forgiveness goes further.

I think the Buddha was right.

I believe that the key to happiness (at least for me) is absolutely, 100%,

LETTING GO.

I believe that holding on to things, and people, and hope has been the source of every bit of unhappiness I’ve experienced as an adult (probably also as a child).

Forgiveness is like letting go without leaving claw marks.

I think that the forgiver gets as much or more benefit from forgiving than does the one forgiven.

Synonyms of FORGIVE: Relieve; free; pardon; let go; absolve; unburden; LIGHTEN THE LOAD ;)

Makes me want to go forgive somebody RIGHT NOW!!!

Antonyms of FORGIVE: Hold; keep; maintain; sentence; punish; burden

Not forgiving makes us heavy.

It’s hard to be joyous with a heavy heart.

in that way, i think forgiveness is selfish. but the good kind of selfish.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.