Day #11 – Forgive Those That Hurt You But Don’t Forget What It Taught You

Where is the Happy?

As people, we love looking back. It’s what separates us from the rest of the food chain – other creatures might form habits and develop learned behaviours and responses, but dogs don’t sit and reminisce about their favourite walks and cats don’t hold grudges and mull over how they are going to wreak their revenge on whoever has wronged them (no, really, they don’t!)

Memories can be wonderful things but they can also be incredibly destructive. The human inability to let go and forgive has led to many feuds between family and friends. Sadly, it’s often too late before everyone realises that it wasn’t worth all the upset. In fact, one of the top ten regrets of the dying, according to Bronnie Ware, a nurse in a terminal palliative care unit that decided to poll her patients in their last days, is that “I should have been the bigger person and resolved…

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