Thursday November 26, 2015 #775

“The only people you should want to get even with are those who have helped you.”

~John E. Southard


So much time is wasted by so many people focusing on “getting even” with people they believe have wronged them in some way.  It is abundantly clear that this effort neither alters the other person’s behavior as desired, nor leads to any kind of positive result.  And even if we succeed in “getting even”, we always feel negatively afterwards.  If we would instead use this energy to reflect with gratitude on what people have done for us and seek to return that favor to them or to another person, tremendous good would be done.  This effort always makes you feel positive about both the person you’ve helped and leads to your own joy and happiness.  Focus on gratitude and let go of anger, and act accordingly.