I was recently browsing through my copy of the 1988 edition of Francis Gay's The Friendship Book -- a little volume rich with interesting quotes and inspirational thoughts.
One especially spoke to my heart and I felt drawn to share it with you today....
"It's easy to harbour a grudge, to store up resentment against someone who has treated you badly. Not so easy to forgive and forget.
Forgiveness, however, brings its own precious reward, as the German novelist and humorist Jean-Paul Richter knew. He once wrote, "The heart that forgives an injury is like the perforated shell of a mussel, which closes its wound with a pearl."
I just love that last phrase... closes its wound with a pearl. It's a beautiful thought to ponder, wouldn't you agree?