Forgive and Forget

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Worldwide, 2015 has been quite a tumultuous year. I am not going to rehash the events from this past year. If you don’t keep up with what “goes on” via the media, perhaps you are better off. So, I say let’s move on; not necessarily bid good riddance to 2015 but bring this chapter to a close.

I recently read a recent article relating to 2015 and it is titled: 2015-The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being. Here is the link for those that are interested in reading the article in its entirety. I feel it is well written and offers a lot of worthy information plus it is a shareable read: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/12/good-news-in-2015/421200/.

We are so inundated with what we read and hear from the media; it can become tedious to decipher what is true and what is not true. We gather so much information, in just a years’ time. I find it amazing what we must store in our lifetime. Sometimes, our storage bins become a mass of confusion, similar to a maze, and it becomes difficult to find our way out.

As we approach 2016, let’s leave the baggage associated with 2015 with the lost and found at the airport, as it may not be worth retrieving and gives us a chance to start anew.

Moving forward, in my opinion, can be quite simple if we forgive and forget! Easier said than done? Yes, of course, it is, however, taking a forward step in the right direction is better than taking a step backward. And I don’t mean, taking a step back to reassess, I mean stepping backward into negativity and all that goes with it. Wasting energy on negativity is something any moron can do; however, focusing that energy on positiveness is like bringing light into a dark room with a simple glowing candle. Any sensible, well-meaning human can shed brightness on a situation.

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My hope is 2016 will be a more positive and productive year. I sincerely believe it will if we don’t carry a backpack full of unhealthy thoughts, dislikes, judgmental attitudes, grudges and outright burning hatreds, we can lessen the burden and focus on forgive and forget.

IN OTHER WORDS, SAY GOODBYE 2015!
AND
HELLO, 2016!

Forgive – to grant a pardon to (a person). Forget – to cease remembering or noticing. These definitions aren’t difficult to understand, are they? Pretty simple, in my opinion. How about the application of these words? They are verbs, you know, which verbs are doing words.  That means taking action folks!

I say we make our best effort to forgive and forget. I say we put our best foot forward. I say we focus totally on forgiving and forgetting. Even a meager attempt on our part can help make 2016 a great year and the world a better place. I say we heed this beautiful quote by Maya Angelou.

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”  – Maya Angelou

Cheers!

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7 replies

  1. I am in agreement. The past is the past. Learn from it, take the best of it and leave the rest where it is. Yes, it is hard to forgive and forget but so worth the work it takes. I am looking forward to 2016…whatever it brings I will live and love and believe in the hope of a better world.

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  2. Agree with you. Let’s move on to the next chapter. 2016!

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  3. A very good analogy – leave the baggage of 2015 behind.

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  4. I’m in agreement too, take the positive things from this year through to the next and leave the others behind you.

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  5. Found you at l last, coffee lover 🙂
    Coffee? Not pictures? Well, now . . .

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