Optimism Works ~ Forgiveness Leads to Greater Optimism

Learning to forgive improves psychological and physiological wellness and offers protection against future upsets. Forgiveness training also leads individuals to become emotionally stronger, experience greater confidence, and be increasingly optimistic (Luskin, 2003).. . .Also, Luskin (2003) reported that the mental benefits of forgiveness training – including increased optimism, self-confidence, compassion, reduced stress, and spiritual inclinations – were still present six months after training.


There are multiple health and emotional benefits to being able to forgive those who hurt us. One of the benefits is that forgiving leads to a better outlook on life and greater optimism about the future.  The article that I cited in this post provides a good way to look at and practice forgiveness.

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