World Forgiveness Day 2021: Forgiving a person doesn’t mean hitting on our egos. It is to let go of all the bitterness we hold for someone, instead fill our hearts with love and compassion.
World Forgiveness Day 2021
July 07th of every year is popularly celebrated as World Forgiveness Day. A famous proverb quotes, “It is human to err, it is divine to forgive”. Likewise, human nature is not all good and, at the same time, all bad.
We all respond to a situation in our ways, and that more or less makes us good or bad in people’s eyes. We all have different life experiences, some favourable and other not-so-favourable. People who make these experiences happen for us are branded excellent or bad by us accordingly. But the most magnificent kind-hearted gesture we can owe to someone is to forgive them.
World Forgiveness Day 2021 – History
The Christian Embassy of Christ’s Ambassadors first started International Forgiveness Day celebrations in 1994. It was initially celebrated in Vancouver, Canada. An educational organisation also created the World Forgiveness Day by the name ‘World Forgiveness Alliance’. Robert W Plath, the creator of this alliance, took California’s efforts to exclusively dedicate a day to forgive people, be forgiven and send a message out to the world to celebrate the day every year.
World Forgiveness Day 2021 Theme
The most significant theme one can think of on a beautiful day is “Forgive”. Call up a person who wronged you, who hit you in the past, who caused you hurt, who mistreated you. Tell him you have forgiven him for all that he had done to you. Observe the positive changes you create. Identify the transformation around. This could well become the theme for more celebration to follow.
If you’re the kind of person who is still not convinced about forgiving, then wait a minute! Make a list of all the names you intend not to ignore in your lifetime! Keep aside your egos and resentment for a while. The theme ‘forgive’ entails a rich sense of happiness and health. People who forgive are known to be much happier with a healthy heart as they do not carry the past baggage, making them feel lighter and much like a butterfly.
Significance of World Forgiveness Day 2021
The day acts as a striker to help us realize the importance of forgiveness. We should use World Forgiveness Day as an opportunity to forgive people around us. If we aren’t happy with someone and not on talking terms with them, it’s good to revive the bond on this particular day. If we are hurt by someone on account of their words or actions, let us not keep a place for revenge and wait to strike back.
We should let go of such hard feelings. Instead, create a place for filling hearts with love, create happiness and see others being joyful too! Forgiveness is directly linked to our past. Holding on to fights of the past, unresolved grudges, resentment and unresolved anger, these are different forms of our mind that are not ready to forgive people.
On this eventful day, we should resolve to clear out these differences. We should, first of all, forgive ourselves before anyone. We, as humans, commit thousands of mistakes. Rather than punishing ourselves, it’s essential to accept the truth and move on. We should forgive our beautiful souls.
Once our mind is settled with thoughts of forgiveness about ourselves, it becomes effortless to free others. We begin to realize that in a manner, we committed mistakes; there is an equal possibility that others could have done the same way also. So, by bridging the gap, the day holds importance to realisations and makes us understand the need to clear up space, let them free and forgive.
Why is World Forgiveness Day Celebrated?
Forgiving is one of the noblest qualities of a human being. World Forgiveness Day is celebrated to explain and spread awareness about the importance of forgiving people. It’s challenging for us to forgive someone due to a lot of factors. But on this particular day, we can motivate ourselves to bring in a new change and set a path for new beginnings in a hostile relationship.
There are many ways we can celebrate this special day in the most enthusiastic manner possible. Let us see some of them here:
- Make a list of all the people you think need to be forgiven. Set a reminder on Global Forgiveness Day and talk to all these people in the different directories. Do not hit back on past events. Excuse them, speak kind words, make them happy, and feel more satisfied for yourself too.
- Organize a special talk on why forgiving is vital in life. Call a close group of friends and an anchor to host the conversation. Make it worthwhile by celebrating the day with your loved ones, and don’t forget to jump into the theme of forgiving people around you.
- Hold an inspiring speech, motivate a small audience and empower them about the need to forgive quickly and empathise even faster. Put your focus on the health quotient of overlooking and leading a free life.
The best way to heal and de-clutter is to forgive people responsible for all that disturbance. It’s quite but natural that all of us wish to lead beautiful lives. That is possible when we learn the art of forgiving people quickly, easily and embrace them in their most natural form possible.