I imagine that this forgiveness does not extend to financial debts, but perhaps it does. But it is not the financial debts that are the most troubling. Instead, it is those debts piled up by insults, slights, comments and actions, whether intentional or not, that we carry around inside of us, much to our detriment.
Unforgiven, these debts eat away at our happiness, and if carried long enough, our very souls. Eventually they will rule our lives.
I think using the New Year as a marker, as a day of reconciliation in our emotional lives is a good idea.
So here's my New Year's resolution: To start the new year with a clean slate. To discard all those emotional debts accumulated over the last year. To start the New Year Happy!