Forgiveness is uplifting. It elevates figuratively and literally. Forgiveness can open a person to soulful living and it can inspire a person to stand taller.
“Give” is placed in the middle of the word. To give hurt feelings a chance to recede or disperse brings momentum for moving on. To give the memories of painful experiences permission to leave or stay buried brings acceptance for the uncertainties in life.
Forgiving circumstances to which we are born is needed. Forgiving natural or man-made disasters that occur is important. Forgiving people is a requirement. Forgiving God is connecting.
Asking for forgiveness is part of living. To other people, yes, but also to animals and vegetation that we have hurt or taken for granted.
Forgiving is uplifting.
Forgiving is being human.