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.
 ~Unknown
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

- JUST BE -

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

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.

          Also,
          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.
          Anger
          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”
through
the power
of forgiveness.

The Power of Attitude (an excerpt)
~Mac Anderson
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