Saint Augustine said, “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
It might be worth reading that first sentence again. ha
Do you know how to tell if you have resentment in your heart? It’s easy. When you are alone and quiet, you talk to yourself and say out loud what you wished you could say face to face to that person. When you do this, you always have the smart come backs, snappy remarks and the proper tone to your voice and you always win the argument.
You must admit that is not only funny when you think about it, but is it also very true. When you have resentment, jealously, anger and malice rolling around inside you, it will come out of your mouth and usually it is when you are standing in front of the mirror in the morning.
Forgiveness is one of the most meaningful things you can do for your health. Not for the person you are forgiving, but for you. A peaceful, fulfilled, joy-filed and rested mind is the way to long life. Holding resentment and hurt within you causes you to lose contentment, joy and rest. If you allow this to remain inside you long enough, it will influence your health.
So, if you want to really show the people who hurt you who the boss is,,,, try forgiveness and just outlive them. Ha. KT
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Good word, Keith.