Holding grudges uses lots of emotional energy. And, when your emotional energy is tied up in a grudge, it holds you in the past. Grudges hold you hostage and it is not until you forgive that you feel restored.

Think of unforgiveness as something you do for yourself. Think of it as something that makes you stronger, not weaker.

If you’re holding grudges, do your best to let them go. Seek reconciliation if needed. If you find it hard to forgive then start with the small grudges and work your way up. The physical feeling of relief and it will be well worth it. Forgive today as it is time to move on.

Even though today may be far from perfect, it is the perfect place from which to move positively and powerfully ahead. Even though the timing is not completely ideal, this is indeed the ideal time to begin doing whatever you can to get wherever you desire to go.

The moment you begin to take positive, effective steps toward your goal, you are no longer behind. Because the direction in which you are headed is vastly more significant than where you happen to be.

This is the moment you can begin to live at a higher level of commitment to those things you truly value. You’ve learned from the past what has always held you back and what has always moved you forward, so go with those things you know will move you ahead.

There are challenges, to be sure, and not everything will go the way you planned. But that’s no reason to deny yourself the outstanding opportunity that stands right now in front of you.

You have the power, right this moment, to make this day one of those days that you’ll always look back upon with satisfaction and delight. The day will quickly pass by, regardless of what you do with it, and with a little extra effort you can indeed make it great.

~ written by Ralph Marston ~