It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Chapter 7, Page 12, Book 17


Forgiveness doesn’t mean what happened was acceptable. Forgiveness means you are ready to move past it.

Keeping score just prolongs the pain. Seeking to get even, creates more pain.

Forgiveness is not about what’s right or wrong, what’s justified or what’s not. Forgiveness is about being free to focus on creating a positive, fulfilling future.

No person in your world is perfect, many are far from it, and will always be. You can choose to fight that reality, or you can learn how to live with it.

Forgiveness enables you to live well, no matter what others may do or fail to do. Forgiveness fills you with the power of peace, of clarity, of purpose.

Rid yourself of painful echoes from the past. Forgive, and turn yourself toward the beauty and possibility of now.

Ralph Marston

the beauty of now

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you dwell on the past or focus on the future you lose sight of the present moment.  Any kind of negative thing distracts us for the positives in life and makes it harder to let go of the past.

It isn’t easy at all to think positively, but in order to let go, that is what we need to do.  Replace the negative with the positive. It’s our choice.  Life happens now, we can choose how we want to live in the moment.  

Making the most of each moment and doing the best we can has become my motto.  We cannot control the actions of others and shouldn’t try.  But we can choose to move on, let it go and live today the best we can.  We can find joy in what is happening right now.  When you focus on the present you allow yourself to be happy and move on.

 You can't go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending. 

James R. Sherman 


betty said...

So true we must sometimes choose to move on. Can be hard to do, but better all around for our health and well being.


jack69 said...

It is truly harder to forgive some folk than others. It is hard to forgive the 'mean' spirited person who lashes out, and cuts deep. Then that person goes on with life as if nothing had happened. Their conscience seems to be clear while leaving a sweet spirited person devastated. The smart person moves on, and the sweet dude usually forgives, but we are human, memories are there 'twould be nice if we could actually FORGET!
VERY good thoughts, lady!

Mevely317 said...

That Ralph Marston (and you!) are right, of course.
It's just so hard somedays. We don't always like that which is good for us!


you should focus on the present, not what has happened to you. "Forgiveness fills you with the power of peace, of clarity, of purpose."