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I Choose Love, Kindness, Empathy, & Forgiveness

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“Wendy is nothing but a failed administrator.”

OUCH!! Those were some abusive, harsh, nasty words. Sometimes people say hurtful things when they aren’t happy with current personal circumstances. If an unpleasant situation is going down, then sometimes we come out swinging and punch back in a revengeful way with painful words.

If your contract is not being renewed…painful. If you are being reprimanded by your boss…painful. If you are being yelled at by a loved one…painful. If you are being ostracized because of a decision you made…painful. If your child tells you he/she hates you…painful. If you receive an angry email…painful. If the world seems to be shouting “you’re not good enough”…painful.

That’s why those cruel words were said about me. I had to make a difficult decision concerning the future career of someone, and that decision was not well received. Understandable.

I had two choices…let those abrasive words make me angry allowing bitterness to suffocate my heart like weeds that strangle, crush, and destroy everything in their presence; OR, I could fill up my heart with love, kindness, empathy, and forgiveness. Then move on.

God’s opinion of me is all that matters to me so I chose love, kindness, empathy, and forgiveness.

I encourage you to do the same because at one point in time we have all been insulted by another person’s painful, cruel, venomous, spiteful words. I understand how degrading it can be.

Forgive!! Forgiveness doesn’t mean that what they said is okay. It means you are free of the offense and won’t have to use any poisonous pesticides to rid the weeds of bitterness that could possibly take root in your heart.

I choose to show love. I choose to be kind. I choose to be empathetic. I choose to forgive.  Join me?

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Stay calm and forgive!

Profs Dr. Wendy & Dr. V.