“Holding a grudge and harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.” ― Steve Maraboli,
Here it is short and sweet: If you hate wasting gasoline because of the expense or the bother of refilling your car’s gas tank then don’t get caught in the trap of holding a grudge hoping that one day a payback will appear out of the blue. That does not happen.
Instead realize that: we are all human beings; prone to make judgement errors and bad decisions; will one day peeve someone off; and create a tension filled situation based on a past mistake.
The amount of emotional baggage we end up lugging around inside us only has detrimental effects not only to ourselves but to the people around us.
Couples are especially susceptible to this malingering mayhem which creates a divisive battle line between them and the rest of their extended family.
Situations in life often create blood pressure raising instances. But after the dust has finally settled and the scene has returned to almost normal give yourself a break and forgive the wrongdoer. You’ll be lad you did.
Remember that one day you may be on the receiving end of a grudge.