Forgiveness is a decision. We decide to cut off the bitter root and plant a seed of love. We cannot blame ourselves if it does not grow; sometimes the other party has poisoned the soil too much. But we must keep the bitter roots cut and plant more and more seeds of love. Forgiveness begins when we make that choice; long before we see the results.
We need to be compassionate and kind not just for others but also for ourselves. Because it gives peace and improves the quality of life. Also it gives a lot of strength and opens doors for you. Because if you are giving something you will also always get something back in return.