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Reflecting on Forgiveness

Who are we – mere mortals that we cannot forgive? Just make it a practice to live and let live. Hanging onto bitterness or hate brings no relief. Instead it brings you simply more misery and grief. Resentments are huge sores that can fester deep inside. It’s easier to let them go – just swallow stupid pride. That pride or stubborness which keeps your anger going - picture it as a tumor that keeps growing and growing. Release it; let go of all that negativity. Make room inside yourself for happy energy. Forgiveness does not mean you have to make a foe your friend. The person you forgive might stay awful to the end. But you, my friend, have got to free hard feelings from your soul. Your spirit then can heal; your heart with love can then be full. May 29, 2021 For the Forgiveness Poetry Contest of Unseeking Seeker

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Date: 5/31/2021 4:48:00 PM
I’ll second that. A profound, undeniable truth in every line. There are a few ‘devout’ folk I’ve met that could learn a lot from your words, Andrea. A well deserved win. Terry
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Date: 5/31/2021 4:13:00 AM
Superb penning, Andrea:-) Heartiest congratulations on your win!
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Date: 5/30/2021 10:40:00 PM
This is awesome. Write. Many profound truths told in most simple way. Superb! Inspirational. Congratulations on your well deserved win. A fave!
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Date: 5/30/2021 10:38:00 PM
This is awesome. Write. Many profound truths told in most simple way. Superb! Congratulations on your well deserved win.
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Date: 5/30/2021 7:25:00 PM
Congratulations. Freeing yourself from anger, from grudges and letting in forgiveness, kindness, understanding are good for your heart and for your health.
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Date: 5/30/2021 10:51:00 AM
A big CONGRATS on your win, Andrea! Janice
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Date: 5/30/2021 10:51:00 AM
A big CONGRATS on your win, Andrea! Janice
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Date: 5/30/2021 9:42:00 AM
Love the parallelism Andrea. Congratulations on your win with this poem of wisdom. Blessings!
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Date: 5/30/2021 9:33:00 AM
Lovely sentiments Andrea.
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Date: 5/30/2021 12:33:00 AM
Great poem, honest and rhymed Impressive!!! as usual!!!
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Date: 5/29/2021 9:15:00 PM
Hi Andrea, I'm just coming to say congratulations on a well-deserved win. Have a good evening:-) Alexis
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Date: 5/29/2021 8:42:00 PM
The simplicity with which you have stated this deep truth is remarkable, Andrea! We all draw inspiration from your words, shining like a beacon of spiritual light! Congrats on your win, thank you for sharing these insights with us all.
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Date: 5/29/2021 2:32:00 PM
Andrea, Love your reflections on forgiveness. If some see it as a weakess, it's one that's long past due. Though to forgive and forget, hardest two things one ever knew. -Richard
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Date: 5/29/2021 3:44:00 PM
thanks, Richard. I am the type who does not hold a grudge, so this is one of the easier commandments for me, but I sometimes wonder how I'd feel if someone murdered a love one of mine. I hear of people who actually go the prison and forgive the killers. I think most people would not be able to go that far with forgiveness.
Date: 5/29/2021 9:23:00 AM
Such truth to your words. Thanks for this message at this time, Andrea, because I needed it. Your couplets are full of forgiving energy. Loved it! Needed it!
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Date: 5/29/2021 8:02:00 AM
WoW! Andrea, I totally agree with everything you said in your poem—stellar advice on forgiveness. The part where you said, “ Forgiveness does not mean you have to make a foe your friend,” resonated so well with me. Best wishes in the contest. How are you? I hope you are my friend. Have a nice day and weekend:-) Alexis
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Date: 5/29/2021 6:06:00 AM
Beautifully composed message in a freely flowing verse. Forgiveness is a fervent faculty.
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Date: 5/29/2021 5:20:00 AM
Wise wording and serene sentiments that we should relate to. My best hopes for a great win. Have a great weekend, Andrea
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Date: 5/29/2021 4:24:00 AM
Serene sentiments you express, Andrea. Great advice.
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Date: 5/29/2021 2:35:00 AM
Very good advice, bottling it up causes bitterness and anxiety within. Good luck Tom
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Date: 5/29/2021 12:35:00 AM
So meaningful Andrea... How true isn't it.. that our pride, stubbornness or anger would keep growing and growing like a tumor... wise words my sweet friend... Best wishes and hugs... ~ Ani
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