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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