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29 Nov 2005

What forgiveness will buy you
Think of the time and energy a little forgiveness could buy you.

Being frustrated, annoyed or angry uses up your precious time, energy, thoughts and actions. Certainly there are situations worth getting angry about, but do you truly wish to give over even a little bit of yourself to the petty little things which really don't matter?

When someone does something to annoy you, consider how much of your valuable time you could save by forgiving that person, in your own mind, right then. When you forgive before you've even shown any anger, the matter will die and you can quickly move on.

Expect the best from those around you, and you'll very likely get it. Yet when someone falls short of your expectations, don't aggravate the problem by letting it sap your time and energy. Look for a way to quickly forgive and forget.

The more little things you can forgive, the more big things you can accomplish.

If you hold a grudge when someone has done you wrong and even if you feel you deserve to hold a grudge or hate someone for the rest of your life, think about it that you are going to fill yourself with such negative energy that in the end you will end up depressed and unhappy. Let go.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Which is a pretty fair explanation of why similarly, anger and resentment usually damage you more than whoever you're feeling angry at
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