As the clock ticks and the years have piled up, so have our mis-understandings and arguements with others. Right now I’m trying to take this time in my life to forgive, forget, and let go of anger. If you are like us, and know there’s limited time to live, now is a wonderful time to end the discomfort of hatred and anger.
Did you ever see The Bucket List? ….a superb movie with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson as the major players, this movie was a touchstone for many people. It had a terrific message besides being blessed with a great cast. There were several great lessons throughout the movie, once you got past the obvious – two older fellows who had things left “un-done” and a bit of time left on earth to do those things they needed to do for themselves and others.
Number one on my list of mending fences is to mend my own fence in my own heart. Forgive myself. Let it go. Know that I am an “okay” person!
Number two on my list of mending fences is to face the people I have wronged in the past and ask for their forgiveness. And while I’m at it, not repeat the same stupid or heartless thing! So, while we whimper to ourselves about our impending death, perhaps we should turn it around. Let’s try to be a little grateful for the time we’ve been given to make things right with that old friend who we blew off, the guy that we thought ripped us off, and people who we have held grudges with through the years. All that baggage can go away . . . we have the control and time to clean up our messes!
Funny thing about holding on to grudges. Usually the only person hurt by the grudge or anger is yourself…the other person wasn’t suffering…YOU were! Take the power you have and make it stop. You’ll sleep better at night – I guarantee it.