Monday, February 27, 2006

Just an Aside...

Whenever I have "issues" with a family member or a close friend, people often ask me why I don't hold a grudge, or why I continue to associate with people who've deeply hurt or angered me. I never really had an answer other than it's just what I felt like doing. However, today when I got my "Daily Inspiration" quote in my e-mail, I found the answer I was looking for in the form of a quote by Hannah More, an 18th century English writer:

"Forgiveness is the economy of the heart.…forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits."
And that says it all, really.

3 comments:

Aunt Bee said...

Just read your blog! Funny lady! Glad to see you've had success with NS. I'm beginning to understand that this is a long-term kinda thing. I gotta get my mind into it.

Anyway, continued success!

Jamie said...

Hi Miz Cass...stumbled across your blog today. You are doing great. And congratulations on reaching your March 1st goal....EARLY!!! I look forward to cheering you on as we fight this fight!!! 'See" ya!

~Rachelle said...

Hello Miz Cass what a great blog and a very nice quote!! I must save that one if you don't mind I love getting my daily quotes in the email, although I did not get that one, Thank you for the email that was very kind! Congratulations!! on the new goal I so know what it was like just trying to get to the two's finally I did and If I can just stay off the scale I wont watch it teeter back and forth Grrr we will prevail!! Take good care!