Any one who knows me at all . . . knows that I love quotes, and I love when I find quotes on labels or packages, written in unexpected places, or in this case on a tea bag. I have posted photos of these quotes before. I honestly think there should be fun, positive quotes put on more items . . . maybe not even all fun and positive. A good sarcastic quote on the right item might not be a bad idea.
That being said . . . this is the quote that I found today!
Forgiveness . . . . what a difference that has made in my life. Also one of those topics that I am very passionate about . . . so let me rant for a moment.
Forgiveness . . . the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well.
Forgive and it changes your life. I will not go so far as to call myself a victim, but I have been hurt in the past and hung onto that hurt and blame for way too long. I can remember the exact moment when I realized I could forgive everything . . . it changed my life and gave me complete control over the situation. It took away all the negative energy that was consuming my life.
It doesn't make what happens right . . . or what people do to hurt you right. That is for them to deal with, but for me . . . it took a weight off of me, it gave me back my happiness, it put me back on the road to being me. And I think I am the best me that I have ever been. I can't say that I wouldn't change things if I could, but I can say that by getting through it all and choosing forgiveness . . . I am a way stronger person and there is nothing about that situation that can hurt me anymore.
That being said . . . onto something not so serious.
A little more green . . . because it is March and it is my favorite color!
. . . and a little advice for today!