By Casey Grey
Have you been holding onto something from the past?
Perhaps you have not forgiven an ex for hurting you. Or maybe you are still angry at a business partner who stole from you. Maybe you're involved in a ridiculous lawsuit right now or have been through one in the past. Did you get into an argument with a sibling or parent and now you never talk? Or maybe a best friend? Maybe it's a co-worker you are not getting along with.
I've been through all of the above and what I have learned is that there is no point in holding onto that pain. Whatever it is, it's taking up valuable space in your head and preventing you from living to the best of your ability.
Suzanne Somers said "Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself."
Maya Angelou said "It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody."
Lewis B. Smedes said "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you."
Mahatma Gandhi said "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
After cleaning my desk yesterday, I came across a check that was suppose to pay off a loan I had given somebody. The check had bounced because it came from a bank account that had been closed. Essentially I was tricked into lending this person $4,000 and then I never heard from him again.
I had been keeping this check on my desk because I wanted to make sure I got the money back. I was going to find him and make sure he paid me. What he did was illegal!
But when I came across this check again, I looked at the date for the first time in a long time. It was from 2012...
This had been taking up space in my head for 7 years!
I decided then and there that it was enough. Time to free up space in my head so that I can focus on people who deserve my headspace and things that will actually make me money.
Into the shredder than check went.
And now I'm free!!!