When we finally let go and die to our own expectations, hopes and disappointment, and anger, we get an opportunity to forgive someone and offer them a second chance. I am thankful for the second (and third, fourth, fifth, millionth) chances I have been given. It is also a sacred gift to offer forgiveness to another. Deserved or not, letting go of the heavy burden of holding a grudge or even simply allowing God to bring justice--whether you're a witness to it or not, is freeing beyond words.
We like to be forgiven. Offering forgiveness is also a gift.