FORGIVENESS

Why this emotional fitness topic The sages know that not forgiving is a searing fire that burns you more than the ones you cannot forgive. Not only do the sages promote forgiveness, the religions of the world promote the need for all to be forgiven and to forgive.  The Lord’s Prayer echos the Jewish laws of …

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WHAT MEMORIES DO YOU HAVE OF YOUR FATHER?

Here a picture of my Dad.  He was engaged to marry another woman when my mother laid eyes on him.  He was a reporter and assigned to cover the various stories coming from the Media Court House.  My mother’s father was a  judge, and my mother was assisting him following her recent graduation from Friend’s …

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DAILY POST CHALLENGE

HOW DO YOU FORGIVE?  I find Bishop Tutu’s advice useful: To forgive is not just to be altruistic. It is the best form of self-interest. It is also a process that does not exclude hatred and anger. These emotions are all part of being human. You should never hate yourself for hating others who do terrible things: …

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FROM THE DOWNHILL SLOPE

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY I blog a lot about my mother, the things my mother said, and the fact that our relationship was a difficult one.  As I pointed out in yesterday’s post, she gave me her name, but with the name went her fears and hopes, not just for me, but for what remained of …

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