So why forgive?
Well, when you forgive there's a certain spiritual, emotional and mental freedom that's gained. Research has shown that folks who forgave had higher functioning cardiovascular, endocrine and immune systems...wow, the process of healing and working through the hurt defaulted in a balanced body and happiness.
Lastly, when we forgive the world realizes and reciprocate peace and internal happiness.
The rub according to CS Lewis is "Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive."
Even if it takes 40yrs to forgive try, you'll blossom because even in the driest desert of life there's always the opportunity to be the one thing that's different. The Mauna Kea Silversword plant is the crown jewel of the volcanic mountain Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Generally, the plant lives for about 40 years before it blossoms, almost a full generation before it matures beautifully.