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Holding a grudge consumes time Forgive, forget and then let it go


“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, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


people who continually hold grudges miss out on the joy and juice of life. They are too busy concentrating all their efforts on a past injustice and not enjoying the excitement of the moment. This over fixation with the past destroys marriages, friendships and trust between colleagues. 

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.

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Quote of the week: “What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn't make it worse. Not being open about it doesn't make it go away. And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn't there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring it.” ― Eugene T. Gendlin, Focusing

8 Comments on Holding a grudge consumes time Forgive, forget and then let it go

  1. Truer words were never spoken. Good one, Gerry.

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  2. Thank you Lois. Your thoughts are always appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. .Enjoy the day.

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  3. couldn’t agree more!

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