While I didn’t win a chance to advance in the tryouts for “The Voice” last weekend, I did win lots of other things during my winter vacation, including:
- Precious time spent with my long-time and true-blue friends Jeanette, Hillel, and Barbara.
- An amazing necklace.
- Lots of new images captured on my iPhone, including these from yesterday:
That last winning photo shows my winning cat Oscar watching people winning Oscars, last night.
What else did I win, during my winter vacation? At the American Group Psychotherapy Association yearly conference, I heard a new and winning definition of forgiveness. And while my winning memory can’t remember that new definition of forgiveness right now, I’m going to write the winning person who quoted it, so I can pass that winning definition on to you in a future winning post.
In the meantime, my online winnings today included these other winning definitions of forgiveness:
“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” — Robert Brault
“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” — Paul Boese
“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” — Maya Angelou
“Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behavior. Forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart.” — Hemant Smarty
“Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“Relationships don’t thrive because the guilty are punished, but because the wounded are merciful.” — Max Lucado
“There is no love without forgiveness and there is no forgiveness without love.” — Bryant M. McGill
“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.” — Norman Cousins
What other winnings are mine, today?
- Returning to a job I love and
- your presence, here and now.
Winning thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and special thanks to you — of course! — for visiting.