4 Stages of Forgiveness
1. Recognize the problem and be angry. (Easy enough! )
2. Do something to diminish your hurt. It may involve trying to see things from the other's perspective or just to assert that the matter was not a big deal.
3. Recall how good it felt to forgive in the past.
4. Make a serious effort not to let yourself be offended by things.
from Overcoming Sinful Anger—How to Master Your Emotions & Bring Peace to Your Life by Reverend T.G. Morrow p.32