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Came across this on Facebook and it resonated…had to share:

Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behavior. Forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart. ~ Author Unknown

Truth be told, when wronged, so many of us want to hurt those who hurt us. If you really think about it though, what is the point? If someone is unapologetic about their behavior, our attempts to “teach them a lesson” and/or seek revenge is not going to be effective; firstly because they will not see what we interpret as the error of their ways – they will simply continue to believe that they are right, and secondly because the longer we harbor negative feelings towards anyone or anything, the longer it eats US away from the inside. Essentially, we continue to destroy ourselves while the person who hurt us just carries on with their lives.

No, forgiveness does not excuse the behavior of others but it does allow us to move on without allowing their poison to control our thoughts and emotions. ~ Gia



I am all about forgiveness and moving forward. I have written many times, that I imagine people dead, so I forgive them; more for myself. I don’t live my life with regrets. I don’t think anyone owes me anything. I am solely responsible for my feelings, actions and reactions. I believe grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are strong enough to move on.

Great birth date!

So my Chili dog…turned nine today…for some reason, I thought it had been longer than that since I brought this tiny little dog home, who was sick, runt of the litter and no one wanted him. One look at his precious little face from behind the fence, and I knew he had already stolen my heart. Although throughout the years, many times he has been challenging, two surgeries and many vet visits, later my Chili dog still makes me smile.

I learned today, that he shares a birthday with the great, late Bob Marley.

Bob Marley’s words and music have been a source of inspiration, reflection and good times. And my Chili dog still owns my heart. He is a quirky, fun-loving little dog that is mommy’s baby. He is truly this girl’s best friend.

Chili Dog

And in the words of Marley: “If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?”


Words to live by…. ♥

This is a powerful idea….one that I believe God is helping me to continually achieve by sharing my words here…..With God’s Graces…


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