So Good Enough Mother is finally back home and in bed with a nasty respiratory infection after a whirlwind couple of weeks.
You may have heard the infection as it planted itself firmly in my throat, just in time for my TV appearances this week. Oh joy. Great timing, eh!
Yesterday I wrapped up my travels with a stop at FOX 25 Morning News in Boston, my raspy voice further fuelled by the fatigue of dealing with overnight construction – right outside my hotel room window – all night long. Wow.
Anyway, I met some great people doing thought provoking pieces at FOX 25 but this one segment REALLY stuck with me.
In this piece, the Fox team followed up on several truly tragic, local news stories but instead of the usual cut and dried approach, they took it a step further by following these peoples’ choices to forgive. See if you can watch it without crying.
I got to thinking about my own life. I’m pretty sure there’s no ‘Hater-ade’ poisoning my soul in the form of harbored anger. But you know what? I suppose there are a few people who I may be withholding forgiveness from and instead spend far too much time hoping for their demise. That’s taking up valuable space in my life. And draining my energy.
The part that really hit me between the eyes was when Deepak Chopra quoted Nelson Mandela who said holding on to hate or a sense of injustice is like drinking cyanide and hoping it will kill your enemy. So true isn’t it?
If a gorgeous little girl, paralyzed from the waist down before she can even waltz in the daddy-daughter dance can forgive, what is stopping me? What’s stopping you? Who do you need to forgive in your life… and why? I’d love to hear your stories…