Forgiveness – Day 4

January 31, 2019

He yelled at his friend in front of a group of people. Later he knew he had to make amends. “Should I apologize to everyone that was there or just the guy I yelled at?” he asked his wife.

“Well, if you make your amends to the guy as loudly as you yelled, you don’t have to worry. Everyone will hear you,” she said.

Inventory Focus: Need to say sorry to someone or let someone off the hook? You can’t do anything about whether other people forgive you. And sometimes you can’t just whisk away your guilt. But you can start repairing relationships and self-esteem by taking steps to clean up your side of the street. Even if the other person did something to you, you still have a side of the street. Does it need to be swept?

From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact

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In addiction and recovery circles, Melody Beattie is a household name. She is the best-selling author of numerous books.

One of Melody's more recent titles is The Grief Club, which was published in 2006. This inspirational book gives the reader an inside look at the miraculous phenomenon that occurs after loss--the being welcomed into a new "club" of sorts, a circle of people who have lived through similar grief and pain, whether it be the loss of a child, a spouse, a career, or even one's youth.

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