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Just a thought on a quote

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Official Ten Minute Exercise group posted its Quotes of the Week this morning, and this one struck a note:

5)You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well. -- Lewis B. Smedes

Last summer/fall, I fell in love with a man who invited me to move to Arizona. Short story is, I'm not in Arizona. Recently I contacted him, because I was applying for a secretary/admin job at Barnes-Jewish Hospital here and I hoped that he could be a personal reference, since he's a physician too.

He agreed to be a reference, and yesterday, he offered to fly me out to Arizona to visit (or pay for gas, knowing my passion for road trips). I would love to do the drive but I can't see that it would be a good thing to do. While I'm not angry anymore, and don't even feel hurt that it (the relationship) mysteriously crashed, I can't see the trip being beneficial to either of us, emotionally.

And I do, very much, wish him the best. He's a good man. I hope he finds his peace.
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    Forgiving someone is very freeing. it is so mucn more peaceful wishing well for others.
    1581 days ago
    Great quote and great step forward in your own journey - forgiveness can often open the door to so much healthier care of ourselves.
    1581 days ago
    Good quote! And good for you. You seem to be viewing this offer rationally.
    1581 days ago
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