I used to hold onto grudges forever and ever. Then I read that if you hold onto anger, it can literally sicken you with increased anxiety, depression, and higher blood pressure. Plus it just poisons your thoughts and embitters you against the world.
I was only able to led go of my grudges by embracing the motto, Forgive But Never Forget. It’s kind of a stepping stone, actually: I tell myself I will never forget, but I eventually do. I guess the best revenge is being happy.
Still, I miss holding grudges. They might be bad for you in the long run, but they feel great in the short term!
Do you hold onto grudges?
Balloon drawing from Pinterest.