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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