Pardon Day is a great occasion to throw off the burden of resentment and make peace with people who are dear to you. The need for such a day is obvious, because over time, relationships between people tend to deteriorate, and on September 8, each of us gets a chance to find peace of mind and a sense of happiness.
Forgiveness is necessary for the one who unwittingly offended, and for the one who suffered the insult. Many religions are based on this. For example, in Judaism, the ability to ask for forgiveness and forget insults is a pious act. And in Islam, a person gains inner peace only when he throws off the burden of negativity and resentment. Psychologists note that in the case of apologies, it is easier said than done. Many spend a lot of time to prepare mentally and say these important words. But remember that dialogue is always more productive than silence, as silence is not golden in this situation. Being able to apologize is the shortest path to reconciliation.
- The word pardon has a clear legal meaning, meaning release from punishment imposed for a certain offense. One of the most spectacular pardons in America occurred in September 1974, when a sitting president pardoned an ex-president.
- If there are children in the family, the best lesson parents can teach them is the ability to forgive and to apologize.
- When you let go of resentment and ask for forgiveness, you feel inner relief.
How to take part
Ask for forgiveness from the people you offended. This is a great way to restore relationships and former friendships. Forgive yourself; believe me, every person has events in their life that make them feel embarrassed. Don’t beat yourself up about it – everyone makes mistakes. Be kind to other people.
When is Pardon Day Celebrated in 2023?
Pardon Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on September the 8th.