The Power of Forgiveness

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.  (Mahatma Gandhi)

Forgiveness is not always easy.  At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it.  And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.  (Marianne Williamson)

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive, but do not forget.  (Thomas Szasz)

When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.  (Bernard Meltzer)

Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you.  It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in.  (Louise L. Hay)


Things I Enjoy

Things I Enjoy:

  1. Hiking
  2. Reading
  3. Netflix
  4. Karate class
  5. Visiting museums 
  6. Traveling
  7. Napping
  8. Singing while driving 
  9. Racquetball 
  10. Boardgames 
  11. Watching football
  12. Hanging out with friends
  13. Biking
  14. Off roading
  15. Blogging 
  16. Scavenger hunts
  17. Coloring
  18. Eating out
  19. Going to the movies
  20. Going to arcades 
  21. Bowling
  22. Going to concerts
  23. Attending plays
  24. Making people laugh 
  25. Walking my dogs
  26. Trying new things 
  27. Picnics 
  28. Bonfires 
  29. Going to the library 
  30. Going to the zoo

What are some things you enjoy?


Rules for a Better Life

These are my rules for a better life.

  • Be polite 
  • Take time to enjoy the little things
  • Keep your promises 
  • Smile more
  • Be grateful 
  • Do your best 
  • Don’t compare yourself to others
  • Get enough sleep
  • Always be learning 
  • Be humble 
  • Admit your mistakes 
  • Forgive yourself and others 
  • Be helpful 
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Live within your means 
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle 
  • Be honest 
  • Pay attention to the world around you
  • Listen to people