At some point in each of our lives we have been hurt, mistreated, or disappointed. Unfortunately too many of us linger too long in self pity and anger. Learning to acknowledge and grieve our wound is the beginning of a process that ends in forgiveness. We will begin with grief but this workshop will focus on the qualities of gratitude and compassion that lead to forgiveness. Compassion understands the universality of suffering with the desire to make it better, while gratitude reminds us of the beauty in each life that pain cannot fully obscure. Forgiveness is the resolution that orients us to the present and future rather than remaining stuck in the past. We will use journal writing, guided imagery, simple meditations, discussion, and some challenges to our thinking to help participants become unstuck. This workshop helps participants understand how they can move forward in the present through positive experiences and reflections. Please bring a copy of Fred Luskin’s book Forgive for Good to the workshop.