Forgiveness is one of the most important achievements/accomplishments of your life...not a job, not a degree, not even buying a new home. The ability to forgive is a symbol of growth, maturity, compassion, and understanding.
Forgiveness is more for the forgiver than it is for the forgiven. When you truly forgive you relieve yourself of future pain, anger, and strife. Forgiveness means that you have swallowed your pride to be a better person and put away the vengeful heart that pain can sometimes bring about. It shows that you are learning daily about yourself and that you are steadily becoming a better person.
Regardless of the packaging it comes in, a lesson is a lesson, a gift is a gift, and love is love. Don't shun or ignore your growth and blessings because you can't see beyond past pain into what has really been set before you.
Forgiveness is elixir for the soul. Have a beautiful day.