"When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future." Bernard Meltzer
When we let go of any emotional luggage, the benefits include a lighter heart, which translates into a better appreciation of what you have now and a greater likelihood of living your life more fully and joyfully. Your future opens up ahead of you with much more promise and likelihood of success, because you're no longer forever looking back, focused on what you can't change. In short, forgiveness is life-changing for the one who forgives.