Sunday, December 24, 2006

Friday's Quote to Ponder--a day late!


"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, in Healthy Living Magazine

The biggest gift we might give ourselves and our loved ones is to let go of resentment, bitterness, and anger and forgive. Is there anyone that you're resentful of right now? Let it go. It isn't worth it. Life is too short.

I'm blogging at 12:22 AM on Christmas Eve, because I can't sleep. I can't divulge why but it's not really because of resentment :) I had actually planned on talking about that yesterday, but just was too busy to blog. We've had a nice couple days as a family. Went out for a date Friday night. 3 Fridays in a row now for dates--that is a record! Saturday, we took the kids to an IMAX theater to watch The Polar Express in 3D. Awesome!!!! Even Zoe loved it. She couldn't keep the glasses on well because they were too big, but when they were on, she was fixed to the screen, and would even take her little hand and try to touch things that she thought were in front of her. It was funny!

I hope you all have a great Christmas. I probably won't be blogging much if at all next week, but I'm sure I'll have lots of pics to share. Be safe, be loved, and God bless you all!

4 comments:

Magnanimity said...

Not blogging...for a week?

Hmph.

And, what's the surprise?!?! Why the suspsence?

And, yes, I've been brought to some "forgiveness issues" myself that have lightened my load this season. Thank you, Lord, for helping set me free!

Greg Landheim said...

That's a great quote from Joan Lunden.

I read a book once called "You are not the target." The basic point of the book is that when people are hostile or mean-spirited, or contrary, or somehow just nasty to us, it usually has nothing to do with us. It has to do with them ant their relationship to whatever has them so upset.

But we take it as directed at us, create a resentment, and hurt ourselves. We weren't the target but we make ourselves the victim. Pretty silly. Holding onto it is even sillier.

Misty said...

We are back safely, but I will be out most of the day tomorrow and preparing for Meg's birthday on Sunday. I don't really have any surprise to share...yet. I'll keep you updated on any new developments as they occur. I'll get back on the blog wagon soon!

Magnanimity said...

"I can't divulge why but it's not really because of resentment :) I had actually planned on talking about that yesterday, but just was too busy to blog"

Divulge, divulge! :-D