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Writing a letter to the offender can be a useful technique because it helps to express emotions. Many people will become aware of their hidden feelings thanks to this exercise. It also helps elaborate what may be bridled in our thoughts and bring more clarity into our minds.
It is then important to read this letter out loud: this will certainly help to let go. Finally, a symbolic act should close the process; for example to let the letter go in a river or to bury it. Whichever method you choose, do it out loud, saying and meaning it: “I forgive you and I let this go”.
I would also recommend the exercise of gratitude as a daily practice. Every morning, before your day starts, name five things you are grateful for in your life. This can be everything, even the smallest and simple things.
Grateful people are happier. Those who forgive are the happiest.