Tuesday, August 5, 2014


One of the life lessons that takes time and quite a bit of effort to learn is forgiveness.

If someone does us wrong, it's hard to pass the peace pipe, isn't it?

It's so much easier to feel the anger, spew the complaints, and rip the "enemy" to shreds.

But when we are done doing that, do we feel better?

Uh uh.

What I've found is that the act of forgiving is what brings peace to my heart.

Life whizzes by pretty quickly.  

Why lose precious serenity by holding a grudge over something someone did to us?

It's not worth it.  Peace in the heart is better.



Stephanie said...

"Peace in the heart is better." Amen! Yes, sometimes letting for of past hurt is hard, but it's always worth it - thank you for this lovely post, Susan!

Hugs to you!

Chatty Crone said...

That is something I am working on as we speak. I have to remind myself it does more damage to me then the other person.

diane.stetson said...

I pray for them and also for myself. It brings me peace that way!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This was something I learned many years ago when an event tore me up with anger at someone. I finally learned that forgiveness is really for yourself not the other person. I am so much freer now then I use to be. Oh I still have moments that I'm still angry with a few people from my past, but I continue to work on letting it go.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

So true, sweet friend. By not forgiving, the only person you hurt is yourself. xo Laura

Blackberry Lane said...

I think we all struggle with this at times. I recently read of a lady who was awaiting medical test results. The outcome could have been devastating. As she waited for the results, she came to terms with that she was right where she wanted to be in her life, she had told the people she loved how much they meant, and she had FORGIVEN all who had caused her pain. She ended up getting a good report BUT her lesson is a good one for all of us.

Bookie said...

I forgive because it is the right thing to do, but I also vow never to be suckered again if possible.

Susan said...

Welcome to Angela from the blog "My Mini Mania." She is this blog's newest follower.

Thanks for following, Angela. I followed you back!

Hope you stop by often.

Hope each of you reading is having a really sweet day! Hugs to all. Susan

janice15 said...

Forgivness is a big thing.. God forgives us connstantly everyday. Because we continuouly sin.. Forgiving does not always have to mean that you have to continue to be around the person who did you wrong. But you must forgive.. He ask this of you.. with love dear friend. .. Janice

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