“Always pass a plate of forgiveness before each verbal feast.” -Anabel Jensen
Keep this in mind whenever conversation comes up between you and someone else.
Daily, verbal feasts are served up by you and the world. The challenge sometimes with these feasts is that you truly never know what you are going to get. You may get a conversation where everyone is on the same page, or may get a conversation where you wind up hating and fighting one another.
I am sure that we all have experienced someone who have said something to us to where it brings us anger and disgust. For me, I have received at various points hate letter, bullies, differences of opinions, negative comments and jokes about me from people who did not see eye-to-eye with me.
I learned from an early age that it was important to forgive and move on from such incidents because there was no point to dwell in those moments. When I learned to do so myself, it became easier to share it with other people to where I can have conversations with them and we do learn to accept each other regardless of our views or opinions.
In order to pass that plate of forgiveness to someone else, it starts with you not taking things too personal and learning to forgive yourself. It is okay that you and another person have different views because that is what adds color and difference in life. It is also okay that people will do things to hurt and affect you negatively because they may not know better themselves. You may like being hurt, affected negatively, nor having different views, but learning and applying forgiveness yourself will show personal growth in yourself and your life.
Once you can learn to forgive yourself, you can start to pass that plate of forgiveness around. You can teach and show people how to forgive, forget, and accept differences so that they can also learn not to take things too personal as well. When everyone is able to forgive and accept differences, it brings everyone closer to peace, collaboration, and success on a collective level. Let’s remember that you cannot start off your verbal feast with a plate of negativity and expect happiness; you must start with a plate of forgiveness first!
I have simply one question to ask you. Feel free to answer and comment on this:
- Are you ready to pass the plate of forgiveness at your verbal feast?
-Michael J. Fite