LIFE IS TOO SHORT- A lesson in forgiveness!

By andy1979 Latest Reply 2014-11-30 11:20:40 -0600
Started 2014-11-21 17:19:54 -0600

Tonight i spoke to a very close relative on phone and to cut a long story short, Few years ago she had a falling out with another relative, heres were it gets interesting the other relative is now refusing major heart surgery and is intent on letting nature take its course. However he has decided to try and make contact with my relative i communicated with tonight. Obviously i gave the advice that differences can hopefully be resolved before it's too late. What i wanted to say is that we all can be guilty of putting things off for the tomorrow that comes. Morbid as it might sound but i never wish to see a day were i dont give a smile or a compliment to those in need. Its my aim to tell someone , be it friend or family they are like/ loved by me each day. Life is too short a gift to waste!.

13 replies

Stuart1966 2014-11-24 11:05:31 -0600 Report

I like the concept, but some things cannot be forgiven. Some harms are too deep, some actions not forgivable ever.

What of these? -Asked quietly-

andy1979 2014-11-24 17:56:07 -0600 Report

i dont know about that , instead of forgiven how about accepting that a person has wronged you and instead of hating or resenting them you actually be the bigger person and build bridges, a scenario i had nearly 3 years ago- basically 2 people who i thought were friends nearly destroyed my life and reputation by their actions, consequently i went through the roughest few months ever losing friends in process, once their actions proved fruitless in end. ilooked both of them in eye and smiled even speaking to them nicely which they didnt expect. Karma has worked wonders without me doing anything to them and you guessed it im a lot stronger because of those 2 persons.

jayabee52 2014-11-24 11:21:40 -0600 Report

Not forgiving, Stuart doesn't hurt the person who did the deed it only burdens the person holding the grudge.

I have forgiven many "unpardonable" slights to me simply because it is personally too burdensome for me to hold the grudge. I do, however not completely trust that person again.

Praying for improved health for us all


Stuart1966 2014-11-24 21:19:38 -0600 Report

Unsure "grudge" is the correct word… and forgiveness yet no trust seems a paradox, to me. Regardless let us hope we all are improved very soon.

Glucerna 2014-11-22 19:29:36 -0600 Report

Thanks for sharing these wise words Andy. ~Lynn @Glucerna

andy1979 2014-11-24 17:59:07 -0600 Report

you are wellcome , brief update my relatives have spoken with tears and some regret on both parts, however it is up to god to decide whats next. but thankfully both relatives want to talk and not waste any more time.

Stuart1966 2014-11-24 21:10:21 -0600 Report

"Religion" as the basis, for some I suppose. With respect my path is quite different, I respect yours but with regret fundamentally disagree.

I doubt I will understand but will listen carefully and ponder.

andy1979 2014-11-25 04:37:11 -0600 Report

oh i definetly know what you mean and i respect that, some people take comfort from either religion or spirituality in times of difficulty. i would never preach any form of belief to anyone. the only thing i would say is that whatever we get comfort or reassurance from in life treasure it, be it friends/ family etc etc. sorry if ive offended anyone.

lilleyheidi 2014-11-22 03:13:15 -0600 Report

I totally agree, Life is short, do today what you can to make amends where you can. I hope all works out for your relatives.

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