Forgiveness is the key to being able to have a more likely and higher chance of success in the upcoming year of 2018. If you decide not to forgive yourself and others in the current year of 2017 you will continue the same cycle of issues. This will push you further from being able to take full advantage of the grace and mercy that we have been blessed with.
I woke up this morning to a text from my son's mother that said "pussy". She was calling me out of my name because she felt as if I was ignoring her which wasn't the case. Rather than instantly develop of mindset of being vengeful and malicious, I instantly forgave her before even talking to her. I wanted to understand why she would say that and if it was a mistake or poor choice of words. I also wanted to be able to bring peace and love into the conversation while also explaining why I feel use of name calling is disrespectful and not productive to our moving forward.
This is practice of forgiveness is the same grace and mercy that we are given endlessly in our life. We have an unlimited supply of forgiveness to tap into. If it doesn't pose a direct threat to our lives or ability to progress we should always be ready to forgive.