I am asked to forgive them – that this is good for me. It’s true: forgiveness is more                      
for the person offering it, then to the person receiving it.

It removes negative feelings from our daily thought,
opens our minds and clears our heart.
All of this is not only good for the soul, it’s healthy for the body.
Negative feeling, resentment and such all weigh down on us. . .

it’s a heavy burden to carry.
Forgiveness is a blessing to the forgiver,
its a gift of love to self, along with a gift of love to the person you are forgiving;
- forgive those who did you wrong.
S/he who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

. . . BE . . .

Forgiveness is a state of mindfulness;
one filled with peace,
love and harmony.

Be grateful for the present,
be optimistic about the future,
and be forgiving of the past.

In two little words


for it’s in the moment,
here and now,
that life happens.

It’s all in the power of your attitude.
The Power Of Attitude . . .
  and Forgiveness:
  emotional baggage

Our emotions are powerful motivators,
and more than almost anything else
in our lives
they will drive our behaviour.

Sometimes our greatest challenge
is to get inside our own heads
to understand what makes us tick.

Why do we feel
and behave
the way we do?

Highly motivated,
positive people
are focused.

The mind is clear,
and energy levels are high.

many things can hold you back
and prevent you
from becoming
all you can be.

One of those things is . . .
Emotional Baggage.

I know two family members
who were best friends,
but several years ago,
one reminded the other
of something that had happened
thirty years earlier.
One thing led to another and,
you know what,
they haven't spoken since.
or resentment
is like a cancer,
and when you let it go untreated,
it will put an invisible ceiling
on your future.

You don't know it . . .
but it does.

William Ward identified the cure when he said,
"Forgiveness is the key
that unlocks
the handcuffs of hate.”

Those are powerful words,
and I know from personal experience . . .
forgiveness works.

A few times in my life
I've been greatly wronged
and taken advantage of.

My first reaction, of course,
was anger
and resentment.

I held it for awhile
and felt my stomach tie up in knots,
my appetite wane,
and the joy
slip out of my life.

The quote from Ward
provided the wake-up call I needed
to forgive
the person who had wronged me.

It was like I had been playing
the first half of a basketball game
with three-pound steel shoes,
and in the locker room the coach said,
"Mac, try these new Nikes in the second half.”

Multiply that by ten
and you'll understand
how great it feels
to unload your
“emotional baggage”
the power
of forgiveness.

The Power of Attitude (an excerpt)
~Mac Anderson
A MorningStar Inspiration from
Dawn Cove Abbey
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