“Unforgiveness is a hardening of the heart. It closes down avenues. Unforgiveness is lovelorn. when someone has offended you, has not regarded you highly, has overlooked or snubbed you or downplayed you, or didn’t think of you at all and left you out of his life, why keep the dart that pierced your heart in the first place? Why keep it deep in your heart? Why not forgive yourself for having taken offense? Pull the arrow out and toss it into the nearest waste receptacle where it belongs. Unforgiveness is such a waste.
Better yet, shrug your shoulders. Do not be so accepting of slights and hurts. Turn them away. Consider your heart a mansion you rent out. Choose the tenants you allow to move in. Slights and hurts can only tear up your house. Fill your mansion with love itself, and it will be filled with joy and laughter, and it will be a shining example to the world. It will be more than that. It will be happy.”
Jeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.