For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, submitted by Stacy P., St. Cloud, MN
He drew a circle that shut me out
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win!
We drew a circle that took him in.
Quick Action: think of someone who has recently done something that
irritated, frustrated, angered or disappointed you. For the rest of
today, imagine that you totally forgive them. Any time you think of
her/him today, gently remind yourself that you have completely let go
of the hurt just for today. Then, when you wake up tomorrow, you can
decide whether you want to return to the anger or be done with it.
There are, of course, some BIG things that this won’t work for. I am
guessing you are like me and sometimes carry SMALL things around much
longer than you need to. So, just try it out and see how it works!