“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” Napoleon Hill
I’ve always told my children that forgiveness doesn’t release the offender from what they’ve done, but rather it frees you from the battle within. Typically this battle is fruitless and only damages one self’s peace of mind and joy in living.
When I came across the above noted quote, I sat and just stared at it… reading it over and over in my mind until I had it memorized… or was I mesmerized by it?
Positives and Negatives! I’ve been so enamored by these characteristics lately, this statement just drove into my soul.
The effects of a negative person on your emotional well-being is daunting. It tears at you and causes emotional strain that no one should have to endure…
Recently I was ‘enlightened’ that this was National Domestic Violence Awareness month… embarrassingly enough I admit I’d never heard of it…. or at least never realized it. But as the saying goes, better late than never.
There are times in one’s life when there just seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel…
Days where there seems to be no hope…
But there is… hope, love and true happiness. These can be found in faith by trusting in Him for your every need and believing that He cares.
He will carry you through this valley as well as stand with you on the mountaintop.
I’ve come to the conclusion that life is full of joy as well as sorrow. It’s what we decide to do with our lives that will have the long-lasting effect of what joy and sorrow we allow to remain.
Until next time,