Fill in the blank: Life is too short to___________.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion.
I’d say life is too short to hold a grudge. Holding on to some hurt or hate in your heart because of some wrong done to you only costs you your peace of mind. There is absolutely nothing to gain by hoarding negative sentiments within you. If the person eventually passes away, all you are left with is the feeling of anguish of having unfinished business with the deceased. And the feelings of hurt and hate are replaced with guilt and regret for not making up with the person before passing away.
Life is shorter than we think. A 24-hour period you took for granted doing virtually nothing productive was someone else’s last. And death loves to spring up surprises on its victims by appearing out of nowhere and snatching them into oblivion. Why not treasure each day as you have been spared, doing what you ought to do and doing it right? As much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men, the Bible says.
Learn to forgive when you are wronged. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger. Don’t go to bed still fuming about it. You may never know what tomorrow holds and trust me, you don’t want to feel like you have wasted the days before harboring sentiments about something you would later feel is irrelevant.
No matter how old you are; life is still short and even shorter for some others. Make each day count. Make each day grudge-free.