When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.
In 1994, Genocide tore Rwanda apart. 1,000,000 Tutsi people were massacred in 90 days. The beautiful Peace Basket was born from this. Made by a cooperative that have victims and perpetrators of genocide working side by side, not only is it a thing of beauty, but it also is a powerful statement. I have a couple of these around my house and it is a beautiful reminder of forgiveness. The world would have you believe forgiveness is a sign of weakness. I think it is the opposite, forgiveness is one of the most powerful acts you can do for yourself.