Anger, hate, jealousy and selfishness

“I will waste not even a precious second today in anger or hate or jealousy or selfishness. I know that the seeds I sow I will harvest, because every action, good or bad, is always followed by an equal reaction. I will plant only good seeds this day.”
Og Mandino

I don’t know who Og Mandino is, but he/she is spot on! Holding on to such negative feelings only breed more negativity in your life.

Many feel that I should hate my former husband for the way he treated me over many years, but what’s the point? While he annoys me at times (although not so much lately), I choose to feel gratitude towards him. Why? Because if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have my beautiful 10 year old daughter. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t know how good I have it now. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be living the wonderful life I now lead.

My children have a mother who is happy, loving and grateful for what she has. I am 100% positive that they’re much better off than if I were harbouring feelings of anger, hate, jealousy or selfishness.

I think that’s more than enough reason not to waste my energy on negative feelings.

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