Why do folks get angry over things that don’t mean much? They hold onto grudges. Two weeks later they’re still holding the grudge and can’t remember the reason for the grudge. Think about it, we get upset if people don’t believe the way we believe. We get upset if people don’t agree with our view of the world. We get upset if someone is late, forgot to send an RSVP, or makes a comment that is not well received. Is it worth it? Is it worth pushing people we love away because we got upset? When we get angry and hold grudges, we are the source of our discontent, not someone else or some event. I think it’s time to pack anger and grudges away to be hauled to the landfill. Kindness, compassion, and love leave everyone feeling better.
Published by Ray Calabrese
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