“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.” – Joan Lunden
One more to go.
I disagree. Anger and resentment, yes, but not the forgiveness part. Forgiveness relieves you of all those symptoms, but sometimes there is no laughter and the lightness does come back, but in a different quite and it’s never quite the same.
(On the anger and resentment part, I think some villains would beg to differ.)
I don’t like to hate. I don’t think I really hate anything. Do I dislike people and things? Oh yes, yes, I have many dislikes. I dislike it when people break off agreements without warning (hypocrite here, but I am speaking of a few particular instances and I have clear targets in mind when I’m speaking of this), when some people let their imaginations run too far, when people can’t read atmospheres (I avoid reading them at all and just stay silent), when people assume that I’m a good punching bag and many more.
I think what I really hate sometimes is being a human. I think life is great, but being a human makes me not want to be a human sometimes. I think I’m getting over that, so that’s good.
I hated my parents at one point and while I’ve definitely let all the “anger and resentment” go and there’s laughter, I don’t quite see the lightness. I think that I can can simply see things a bit more clear, but are there new colors? No. Not that there ever will be, of course.
Perhaps this quote wasn’t meant for me. Hmm.
Quote taken from here.