One Way to Enjoy Life More

One thing you will see regularly in automobile racing is collisions. Often, as a contestant, the other drivers involved seem to be either careless, self-centered, vindictive, or maybe just plain dumb and stupid. It is far too easy to become angry and then to hold a grudge. The anger is what takes the enjoyment away--not the competitor's action.

Competition can be a life adventure or a conflict. It all depends on your attitude. If you see it as conflict, and you are the winner, the result can be a temporary and fleeting sense of superiority. On the other hand, if you see competition as a conflict, and you are denied a victory, your attitude can turn sour very quickly.  And an angry man with a sour attitude can never be happy. 

Anger is a natural emotion. It can actually he healthy for short periods. But, if allowed to exist for more than a very short time it causes us to be imprisoned. Let anger go, set yourself free by forgiving others. 

Some will recall the terrible tragedy that occurred in 2006 at an Amish school house in Nickle Mines, Lancaster County, PA.  The most notable aspect of the story was that the families of the victims expressed forgiveness. Nickel MinesTradegy

Listen to Matthew West--Forgiveness

Link to Matthew West's song with lyrics

Like Matthew West sings, learn how to "love the unlovable".  Not for their benefit, but for your own happiness. It is one of the ways to Enjoy Life More.

Jesus taught this more than 2000 years ago.  And, St. Paul wrote:

Colossians 3:13New Living Translation (NLT)  "Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others."

1 comment:

  1. Great blog!!! This definitely applies to me as my anger too often gets the best of me, thank you for this blog.