Once lived two farmers, brothers in fact, who lived side by side. They had a great relationship until one day they got into a major argument and the two of them stopped speaking.
The disagreement grew more intense when the younger brother decided to build a creek to separate their two farms.
The older brother decided to build a fence so he would no longer have to look at his brothers property. He hired a carpenter, purchased the materials, and went off thinking: "Ha! This will teach him a lesson".
When he got home he was shocked to find that the carpenter had built instead a beautiful wooden bridge, complete with handrails and his brother standing in the middle of it with his hand outstretched. "After all I have said and done, you still built this beautiful bridge! I am so sorry."
We all make mistakes. By forgiving from the heart we build bridges in our relationships which is so much better than building fences and barriers.