To forgive is just what the word itself says — to offer a gift before it's been earned or even deserved. I wager many of us have never even given that gift to ourselves. Forgive yourself and others by letting go of the assassins that would keep you locked in conflict and internal war. And I promise you that you will find a peace that will give you a jump start on a new life. You can change your life and fill it with the joy that comes from finding peace.

Antoinette Bosco, Choosing Mercy