Today I Will Forgive

I will forgive the angry recycling dude that has now destroyed two of my bright blue bins.  He clearly does not enjoy his job. 

I will forgive Kentucky Fried Chicken for being “out of chicken” when I arrived ready to harden the arteries of my family with a big old bucket of crispy goodness.  (but seriously, why does this keep happening to me, how can Kentucky Fried Chicken be OUT of CHICKEN)

I will forgive the plumber for being a no-show.  Again.

I will forgive my PVR for losing that episode of Hells Kitchen.  I can probably guess what happened.   The fish was “RAW”.  Gordon Ramsay yelled, there was lots of swearing and another dream was dashed as one more over the top personalities did not become the Head Chef at the amazing Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

I will forgive the cat for missing the litter box. He is a male after all. 

I will forgive the cracker that cut me off in traffic and caused me to curse in front of my kids.

I will forgive that rude rude girl who cut in front of me in the Tim Horton’s line.  Maybe she needed coffee even more then me? doubt it

Do you know why I will forgive all these little things?  I choose to forgive because everyone is fighting their own battle, because life is short, good karma pays and everybody screws up once in a while.  

So whether you are the one who needs to forgive, or the one who owes an apology. Today is a good day to start again. 



Comments

  1. What an incredible post! You are a big person for forgiving everyone and not letting things ruin your day 🙂

    I couldn’t agree more with you on the last part of this post-couldn’t have said it better myself!

  2. I enjoyed this post. It is the little things that can really get on top of us – but you’re quite right, everyone is fighting their own battles. That said, forgiving is not always easy, that’s for sure.

  3. Well said! And yeah, what is up with KFC being out of chicken? Isn’t that their whole reason for being there?!

  4. he is male after all…lol….

    seriously how does KFC be out of chicken?

  5. Yes, forgiving is very freeing. Thank you for the reminder.

    (as for Hell’s Kitchen…it was only on Monday this week. There wasn’t an episode on Tuesday…if that is what you thought was missed)

  6. I worked at Arby’s in high school and we ran out of roast beef once. So I know it happenes, but seriously. KFC out of chicken?! How does that happen!?

  7. Amen to that! My daughter would come home from school when she was young and say the teacher was mean today. I would always say that you don’t know what is going on in here life. You have to forgive her.

  8. How in Gods name does KFC run out of chicken? Seriously? But at any rate…you make a good point. I don’t know that I’ve ever stopped to think about what may be going on in that woman’s life that squeeled through the Walmart parking lot the other day and I shouted at her that it wasn’t a race track, it was a parking lot and slow down. Hehehe. Something to think about next time. Thanks.

  9. I love your attitude! Great reminder, so thanks for that. 🙂

  10. Beautiful! Yes, we have to forgive the little issues….cause if not, the big ones will be bigger!
    Is Tim Hortons a coffee place? For some reason I thought it was a version of our Denny’s. (24 hour greasy spoon)
    P.S. My recycling guys are the best. I LOVE them. Surprised?
    xoxo

  11. I wish I could forgive Bear for popping right after I take the trash out. In the rain.

  12. I need to be forgiven for not blogging in ages! I’ve just been on a mini stay-cation here at home.

  13. I’m always reading but don’t really comment.
    But, this was beautiful and real and exactly what I needed to read this morning.
    thanks 🙂

  14. Amen to that!

  15. Anonymous says:

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    Why American men should boycott American women

    Boycott American Women

    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    Tens of millions of American men have had their lives completely destroyed by American women through the following crimes:

    1. False rape accusations (it has been proven that up to 80 percent of rape accusations are FALSE)

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    3. Financial destruction of men in divorce courts through alimony and support payments (women get up to 95 percent of their ex-husband’s income and savings, as well as the house, car, etc)

    4. Emotional destruction of men by ex-wives who have stolen their children from them and forbidden the fathers from having custody or contact with their own children

    5. Divorced dads who commit suicide as a result

    Not one single American woman has EVER condemned their fellow American women for committing these crimes against men. Silence means consent. Therefore, American women support and enjoy destroying men’s lives and causing men to commit suicide. Apparently, American women think it is okay to be a criminal, just as long as you are a woman. Therefore, is it any surprise that a huge percent of American men no longer want anything to do with American women, other than using them for easy sex and then throwing them away?

    A few more reasons to stay away from American women?

    -25 percent of American women take psychiatric drugs for mental illnesses.
    -25 percent of women under the age of 30 have at least one STD.
    -85 percent of divorces in America are INITIATED by women, thus women are responsible for the vast majority of divorces.
    -70 percent of criminals in America were raised by single mothers, thus feminism is responsible for most crime in America.
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    BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!

  16. Loved this post!! I needed to see this today, it has been a doozey of a week for me as well!! I love the honesty!!

  17. Great post. I’m a firm believer in karma….if I forgive, others will do the same for me.

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  19. reading this post and the one to Dear Stalker..u can tell that u are the type of person tries her best not to be weighed down by the daily influences of others in our life, so that you can direct your attention and energy to those that matter to you. U dont let them rent space in your head.

  20. What an incredible reminder. And yes- why let all of those things eat you and get to you- because really than person is just winning again then and over and over if you keep hashing it out.

  21. I never understand how restaurants run out of their prime food! Like once Taco Bell was out of Taco’s… um ok then what do they have?!?

  22. Here, here. It has taken me a long time to forgive a person in my life and finally feel like I have peace. All I needed to do was to just let it go. No amount of resentment will undo what has been done. You’re right. Life is short. And yes, we are human.

    “To err is human; to forgive, divine.”

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