How to Forgive Someone Who Won’t Apologize

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Photo Credit: symphony of love via Compfight cc

“It’s the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those who don’t deserve
It’s the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
Takes everything you have to say the word
Forgiveness” – Forgiveness by Matthew West

How often do you feel that in order to forgive, you must first be presented with an apology? I know I’ve done it. How dare h/she! They had no right to treat me such a way. The audacity! The nerve of some people! They should apologize! Continue reading “How to Forgive Someone Who Won’t Apologize”

Kill an Argument With Three Simple Words

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Photo Credit: Ken Whytock via Compfight cc

We’ve all been there. He says something, so she says something back. Then he says something back, to which she yells something back, then he says, “Why are you yelling?” To which she yells, “Because you’re impossible!”

Sound familiar? What’s some of the most common advice for not fighting with someone? Continue reading “Kill an Argument With Three Simple Words”

The Two Most Powerful Words

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Photo Credit: symphony of love via Compfight cc

Of all the words I’ve ever learned, none have had the magnitude and impact as one simple phrase.

“Thank You.”

Saying thank you, and actually meaning it, doesn’t come naturally. At least it hasn’t always for me. Heck, it’s still a struggle at times. It is part of our nature to want more, to do more, to want to achieve more. Continue reading “The Two Most Powerful Words”

Will the Real Bully Please Sit Down

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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Photo Credit: Sharon Gerald via Compfight cc

Right. We’ve all heard that before, but has anyone actually tried to put that into practice? When somebody says something mean, it hurts! The nerve, to say that it’s a choice whether other people hurt our feelings. How are we supposed to control how other people treat us? How exactly do you not feel hurt, especially when it’s someone you love who is mean? Continue reading “Will the Real Bully Please Sit Down”

Making Ripples

A man is shot.
A child cries.
A mother weeps.
A widow mourns.

Over the blood of the fallen the masses collide;
judging, yelling, spewing, hating. Another man is shot.
Citizens mourn. A brother weeps. A sister sighs.
More hatred, more masses collide. Continue reading “Making Ripples”