Question 16

Rubber Band: 

Forgiveness & happiness


(How of Happiness 169-180/ Auth. Hap. 75-82)

* Girl in South Africa is stabbed to death and her family forgives the killers and her mom even takes in one of the killers and gives him a job.
* Forgiveness is NOT reconciliation or excusing
* Forgiveness isn’t forgetting about the offense, but contemplating it and overcoming it.
* By forgiving the desire to do harm is decreased and the desire to do good is increased
* Forgiveness does more for yourself than for the one your forgiving