In Matthew 6 we are reminded this in the words, "But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins." If you ever need forgiveness, you are going to have to have some forgiveness in your tank. Forgiving another does not take away their responsibility for the action. It has nothing to do with them and everything to do with you! When you choose to forgive, you in no way change the past but you certainly do change your future. When you extend forgiveness you sever the connection to the poison thoughts, actions and words that often go with an unforgiving spirit.
So the only thing you must decide today is whether you want the best quality of life you could have or that you would rather be attached to something that can ultimately destroy you. Do you want to live or slowly fade away? There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. Choose forgiveness and LIVE!