“Tell your sister you’re sorry.”

“She started it!”

“I don’t care who started it, tell your sister you’re sorry.”

“Okaaaaay! I’m soooooorrrrry!”

I think Mom was right. Sometimes it doesn’t matter who started it, it is up to us to offer reconciliation. But it’s so hard when you still hold a grudge, isn’t it?

When you’re hurt by someone you love and trust, you might become angry, sad or confused. If you dwell on hurtful situations, grudges become resentments, and sometimes anger and vengeance sets in. If you allow negative feelings to crowd out positive ones, you can find yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice and you unknowingly bring that into other relationships and situations. Your life can become so wrapped up in the wrong that you can’t enjoy what’s right.

Letting go of grudges and bitterness makes way for compassion, kindness and peace.

So, to whom do you need to say, “Okaaaaaay! I’m sooooorrrrry!”?


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