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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Chapter 3, Page 24, Book 21

 


Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head.


Ann Landers

March 24TH - Just let it go...



Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.

Tony Robbins

Resentments can block any possibility for peace and happiness.A grudge can replay in your head and you will revisit the anger you originally felt. The more you think about it the deeper the resentment wedges into our mind and body.

Revisiting the anger evokes stress in our bodies, giving us racing hearts, spikes in blood pressure, shallow breathing and even muscular tension.

Holding grudges hurts us.  Grudges are like smoldering embers when you poke the fire and the flame brightens.

Remember you are in charge of what you think and do. Make a choice  not live in a victim mentality,Take responsibility for your emotional well being.  Focus all the energy on ways to heal the situation for your own health.

Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves. Life is far to short to allow grudges to kill happiness.  Forgiveness will free your mind and release the stress from your body.

It’s not easy to forgive and forget, but it will do your body good.  Forgiveness is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. It’s not about fair or not fair.  It has nothing to do with fairness. It’s something we do for ourselves to make us feel better.



Let Go!  How would your life be different if you learned to let go of things that have already let go of you?  From relationships long gone, to old grudges, to regrets, to all the could’ve and should’ve to the dead friendships you still hang on to.  Free yourself from the burden of a past you cannot change.

Dr. Steve Maraboli



4 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Life is too short to be anything but happy !

Martha said...

I agree and I love the last quote.

Mevely317 said...

My heart totally agrees ... but my stinkin' head still needs work on forgiveness and letting go. That's why I appreciate these consistent lessons. 🙂

Are you familiar with Anne Lamott? She recently shared her own struggle (on FB) that really struck a chord with me. Here's the link in case you'd like to read it: https://www.facebook.com/AnneLamott/posts/292213272267186

jack69 said...

Life is full of those problems that we have a fight between the head and heart. I certainly have had a few mental battles. But in fact we must clear out our heads and allow bygones to be bygones.
Love ya,
Sherry & jack
from a pretty day in Florida!