Happy Tuesday my friends,
Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. Today’s message centers on a feeling we all encounter, but it’s how we deal with it that will make us stronger, healthier, happier and that better person we all strive to be.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” (BUDDHA)
People who hold grudges, who never stop talking about those who have wronged them, let their anger rule their lives. Those they’re angry at may not care or even be aware of the grudge.”But our anger is justified,” we argue. Maybe, but does this justify the self-damage inflicted by holding on to and nursing the hurt? How many times must we bore our friends with another recounting of the injustice we’ve suffered? How much longer must we let our anger sour our outlook on life?
NOTE TO SELF:
It’s normal to get angry sometimes. But I’ll do whatever I need to do to let my anger go and move on with my life.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom. (Bodhidharma)
Too often, we suffer what we perceive to be injustices done toward us. It is so easy to harbor ill will towards someone you thought of as a friend, co-worker or even a family member, but in the end, it is your heart hurting most likely and not theirs. Remember to be the bigger person and let it go. We are all allowed our moment of hurt and anger. This is just pure human emotion. But to let it boil inside and not to move on, only creates an unhealthy mind set which has no positive outcome in our lives. If the matter cannot be handled by talking it out with each other, and knowing we cannot control what others say or think, it is best to separate ourselves from it, and move forward to a healthier and happier you.
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. (John E. Southard)
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. (Deepak Chopra)
From the Power of Positivity: “Be the type of person who leaves a mark, not a scar.”
Wishing each and everyone a wonderful week.
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off