“Today I claim the gifts forgiveness gives.”
Restoration is the gift forgiveness gives. Restoration to inner peace and tranquility and to the joy of living life to the fullest. Whenever you do not feel restored, it means you are clinging to some grievance towards someone or to some situation.
Everything that happens is a gift, and a grievance is a misapplication of meaning, a misinterpretation, that you are allowing to project unto the world. There it creates a distorted image that confirms the presence of the mistaken notion. The way out of the loop is to recognize the fact that you are caught in a loop.
When you claim the gifts forgiveness gives, you allow your mind to unclasp and soar with the light you have thus allowed in.