I am sitting at Panera thinking of what to write and suddenly the power flicks off. The workers shout, “Not again!” Apparently, we’ve been struggling with a lot of power outages lately—as our computers have shut down twice this week at work. I thought maybe the surge of power was epiphany. But I still sit here with nothing to write. I’ve had a long, interesting work week and I am thankful for the three day weekend ahead. It will be nice to rest and relax and spend my time with family and friends.
Family is by far the most important human structure in a person’s life. I am blessed to have the family that I’ve been given. Of course, there are times I stamp my feet and curse under my breath when they drive me crazy—but without my family…I’d be nothing. There are times in my life when I know I’ve hurt my family more than my friends. Three simple words fixed it. “Please forgive me.” Three simple words back evens the score. “I forgive you.”Forgiveness is the key to happiness, love, prosperity and healing. A life cannot be lived in anger and hatefulness. You must learn to forgive and forget. Your heart and life will be better for it.
It’s getting late and I’m running out into a writer’s block. So, I am concluding this blog with quotes on forgiveness, because sometimes it just might be the thing you needed to hear.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”Gandhi
“One forgives to the degree that one loves.”Francois de La Rochefoucauld
“To err is human; to forgive, divine.”Alexander Pope
“Forgiveness is the final form of love.”Reinhold Niebuhr