Decide to forgive

forgiveness, photo by Jaz Marsh
Decide to forgive
for resentment is negative,
resentment is poisonous,
resentment diminishes
and devours the self.
Be the first to forgive,
to smile and to take the first step,
and you will see happiness bloom
on the face of your human brother or sister.
Be always the first.
Do not wait for others to forgive,
for by forgiving
you become master of the fate,
the fashioner of life,
the doer of miracles.
To forgive is the highest
most beautiful form of love.
In return you will receive
untold peace and happiness.

Robert Muller