I had a brief conversation on another blog this week about sadness and letting go of things. Everyone has memories of unpleasant events and hurtful attacks, which need to be worked through and tidied up so that they don’t fester. The old-fashioned advice of “forgive and forget” is of course much harder to do than to say, but it can go a long way toward a peaceful life.

Word-art that says "The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest."

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  1. Such a fantastic reminder, “forgive and forget”. I strongly believe in this.
    Thanks for sharing, Meg.

  2. Not easy to be the first!

  3. I love that quote and it’s one I will be writing down. Thank you!

  4. I love the ‘old-fashioned’ advice, it’s always timely!

  5. It is a challenge for sure — but if we can get to the point that we can take a deep breath and commence to take the 1st step — we are doing more for ourselves than anyone else.

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