Archive | June 2014

THE FORGIVENESS ADVANTAGE (Tools for happier living)

dove   Forgiving someone who has wronged you can be an extremely difficult thing to do, that person may not even ask for forgiveness or in your eyes even deserve to be forgiven …but you know what… the thing is that you’re really forgiving them for yourself! You forgive so your heart, soul and spirit can heal… you close that door and open a window with opportunities for emotionally healthy living and loving. Forgiving doesn’t mean that you put your head in the lion’s mouth again or in harm’s way. No… you learned the lesson and you move on. In order for me to forgive, I had to ask myself if I’ve ever needed to have anyone forgive me, and though I would like to think I’m perfect…I’m not; I’ve even had to go to God and ask for forgiveness. So I had to ask myself how can I be granted forgiveness if I’m not willing to forgive. My experiences have taught me that by letting go and letting God take control that you can free yourself from the bondage that hate and anger can hold you in. Life has an expiration date so I choose to do my best to live it well and happy until that time… I wonder what the world would be like if we practiced a little more forgiveness, hmm…Just asking.