As we near the end of lockdown this is a fantastic opportunity to start your life again with a clean sheet.

Have you been harbouring a grudge or ignoring someone who you haven’t spoken to for such a long time? Every time you think of them you tense up and feel angry or hurt?

Forgiving someone, or a group of people who have wronged or upset you can have a tremendous effect on the way you feel about so many things.

Simply letting go of all the negative feelings is such a relief.

So, why should you forgive? Forgiveness doesn't mean forgetting or excusing the harm done to you or making up with the person who caused the harm. Forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life.

I had a silly fall out with someone about three years ago. It caused a lot of grief, upset and angst. Especially where we shared some friends. It always felt awkward and weird.

About two months into the first lockdown I was thinking about him. I wondered how he was doing, especially as the comedy industry had come to a grinding halt.

I decided that life is fragile and so short. I sent a quick text asking if they wanted to end the hostilities. I got an immediate reply of yes. I can’t describe how happy it made me feel.

We are friends again now.

Are you ready to forgive or not? When the time is right to forgive you will know and it will be the greatest feeling in the world.

When you chuck out all those negative feelings it will leave space inside you for lots of love and positivity to fill you up.

Not everyone can forgive, but if you try, you may surprise yourself with how much better you will feel. Don’t leave it too late. I remember a colleague who had fallen out with their parents years before and when they decided to make amends, he discovered they had already passed away and he was left heartbroken.

I hope you find this useful. I try to bring you topics to make you feel happier and more positive.

“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.” - Joan Lunden

See you again in two weeks! Until then – stay safe and be kind.

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