Bitterness and an unforgiving spirit can be likened to you taking poison and expecting that someone else would die from the effect. Forgiveness is about setting the prisoner in your heart free only to discover that all along, you had been the real prisoner.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.
We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves.