If you could offer one piece of advice for beginning a conversation about forgiveness, what would you say to the one who wishes to forgive?
A person need not tell others that they are forgiven. Yet, if you wish to bring this into the open, I first would wait until the other is in a good mood before bringing this up. I would start gently by saying something like this (presuming that the context is one in which you would like reconciliation): “I respect you and like you. May I say something about Incident X in which we had that argument?” I then would not go into any details of Incident X and instead talk of your positive feelings and thoughts relative to forgiving.