We have spent many a weary day simply because we persisted in remembering something that was unpleasant. Forget the wrong and it will disturb you no more. Forgive others for what they have done and you will have no unpleasant memories to cloud the sky of your mental world. When people speak unkindly of you, never mind. Let them say what they, like, if they must. Nothing can harm you but your o wrong thinking and living. If people do not treat you right remember they would act differently if they knew better, and you know better than to become offended. So therefore forgive it all and resolve to be happy. Forgive everybody for what is not right and forget everything that is not conducive to the right.
As people around the world celebrate the birth of Christ today, may each of us, regardless of our religious perspective, remember that we individually and collectively can bring the ultimate gifts of Christmas ~ peace, hope, joy and love into our own lives, as well as the lives of others.
Today is Christmas. Instead of just giving and receiving gifts, determine to be a gift in someone’s life. Your presence can lift another’s spirit, energize with joy and remind them that their life, regardless of the circumstances, is a blessing. Be the gift today and make a difference in the lives of others. Merry Christmas to you and yours from my home to yours!!
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and to realise the prisoner was you. ~Lewis B. Smedes
I have forgiven not because I wanted to amend relationships but rather to free myself from the seething that burned my hearteach time I reflected on that personthat needed forgiving or the thing I needed to forgive myself for. However! I’m not Saint worthy, those forgiveness is in my heart, there are still a few underlying things the soul refuses to let go. Has it made me bitter? Nope! But it has made me cautious and more aware of my short falls.