Mark Twain once said, “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
Back in April I painted a page in my studio diary to remind me of this. A lesson best learned early and held tightly throughout life.
“There is no joy in holding on to anger and frustration over situations you cannot change.”
Lately I’ve been reminded of this truth on several occasions, so I’m posting the page here to remind you, my readers, too.
The trouble is, you think you have time.
Buying back the time wasted in anger is probably not going to happen. And yet we speak of living outside of time—where we are in Christ.
In the last month I have considered negativity, something that rears its head all too frequently.
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. One must walk consciously only part of the way toward the goal, and then leap, in faith, toward success. I have determined to start living the life I imagined. The truth is, unless you let go; unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize the situation is over, you can not move forward.
Faith means believing in advance what only will make sense in reverse. Don’t worry about failures. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t try.
I hope this reminder to myself, will somehow speak to your heart as well. Letting go is a blessing.
Follower of Christ, writer & artist.