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Motivational Quote - Without forgiveness life is governed by…an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.

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Have you ever held a grudge? Be honest! Some people allow grudges to rule their behavior…is this you? Is there one person that you can’t seem to forgive? Most of the time grudges are a product of miscommunication or pure hearsay. You think the person meant one thing and they really meant another or you heard that they said something that in reality they never even said. Even if it is all true, grudges do more harm than good. Sure, at first you may fell like you are showing them who’s boss…but are you? You are allowing yourself to feel resentment and anger. You are increasing your stress levels by the second. Is it worth it? If this describes you, take a second and write a note or call the person. Talk it through or write what you’re feeling down. Even if you don’t send the letter, you will probably feel a huge tension release. Don’t allow yourself to become governed by stress created for little or no reason.

 

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GWENNIE56

2/16/2013 9:18:06 PM

So true and so hard to do but well worth the effort!!

DIETER27

9/25/2012 1:10:23 PM

absolutely true. Forgiveness is so important. Move on and leave it in the past.

BAMAJAM

4/9/2012 3:10:23 PM

This is really a difficult lesson--- especially when someone has seriously harmed you, or has done a terrible deed against you. However, for you to enjoy peace, you must get rid of the resentment. It can poison you if you nurture a grudge. Forgive, and let it go...

7356WILMA

4/8/2012 8:57:40 PM

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Move on and put it in the past!

MAYBER

4/8/2012 8:42:01 PM

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Don’t allow yourself to become governed by stress created for little or no reason
Forgiveness does not mean forgetting nor does it mean whitewashing what has happened.
Forgiveness means letting go, moving on, and favoring the positive
Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different
One day at a time

MAYBER

4/8/2012 8:42:00 PM

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Don’t allow yourself to become governed by stress created for little or no reason
Forgiveness does not mean forgetting nor does it mean whitewashing what has happened.
Forgiveness means letting go, moving on, and favoring the positive
Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different
One day at a time

RUNROZERUN

3/13/2012 2:10:04 PM

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Important to forgive. As someone mentioned above - learn the lesson as well.

CALLALILLY812

3/6/2012 3:15:39 PM

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I know there are times that I have been hurt and have held a grudge. After time I think I have forgiven them, but I have just buried it deep inside and carry it around with me. It is time to let go, forgive, and be happy.

Very good quote.

REGSHAR

2/18/2012 10:17:30 AM

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Forgiveness is another way of stunting our growth and maturity. It takes courage and grit to forgive someone or something that has hurt us deeply. To react or revenge or whatever is what will stunt our growth. To forgive and forget will help us mature and grow in peace and harmony with other.

SAL1512

2/18/2012 12:17:46 AM

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It is best to forgive, but as a word of caution, you need to "learn the lesson" so you don't get caught in that trap again.

BLUEJEAN99

2/17/2012 10:00:27 PM

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def. best to forgive!

MAYBER

2/17/2012 7:52:23 PM

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Forgiveness is such a good feeling even if the person you are forgiving does not accept
You know you have done your part and that is all that is asked of you
One day at a time

JKCHRIS12

2/17/2012 12:32:19 PM

absolutely true. learn to forgive and discover true happiness

1CRAZYDOG

2/17/2012 11:34:26 AM

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Yup. Grudges are something that slowly poisons US . . . not the person we're holding a grudge against. Forgiveness is a difficult thing, but it is something we can learn to do to keep ourselves healthy. doesn't mean you forget whatever the lesson is you learned from the experience . . . just forgiving the one who you need to forgive.

RANDERSON71104

2/17/2012 10:53:19 AM

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Amen

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