Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


What does being forgiving mean?

To choose not to allow the actions of others in the past to determine our behaviour towards them in the future.

If I am being forgiving I can:

  • Let go of the mistakes and hurt caused by others and choose not to hold on to grudges.
  • Understand that not being forgiving causes us to feel stress and unhappiness.
  • Not let problems build up so that they become unmanageable.
  • Acknowledge mistakes and apologise, showing the habits of being humble, honest and forgiving.
  • Be willing to apologise and take responsibility for my own actions.
  • Work through conflict in a really positive way and help others to do the same.
  • Can build bridges to repair broken relationships.
  • Show care and understanding towards others when they make mistakes, even when those mistakes impact me personally.


  • Practice tapping and “letting go”.
  • Write down any problems and how you can overcome them to make them more manageable.
  • Is there someone you have fallen out with? How can you build bridges and show forgiveness?
  • Think of a time you have needed to apologise? What were you apologising for? What can you learn from it?